I am by no means a writer. I use this blog to document my life since diagnosis, so I guess it’s more a journal, of sorts. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! But, I have always wished I could write well/better. I like to do these Daily Prompts when I can to gain some practice. Hopefully it’s improving my writing.
As a child, I was definitely an avid reader. I remember being holed up in my room all weekend reading either these or these. I probably didn’t see the sun on most weekends when I was a teenager. One of my best memories is going to the mall each month to get the next in this series!
Then life happens and I kind of get out of the habit of reading. Weird. Books are in my veins. I have worked at 2 different bookstores, too!
But lately? Something has changed. Since diagnosis of brain tumors and surgeries, reading has been much more difficult for me. Not enjoyable. Almost painful and completely irritating. When I have to re-read the same paragraph many times, I just get so angry. At myself, at my life’s situation, everything.
Thankfully I changed that mindset a few months ago. I have picked up reading again with a vengeance almost. I know how beneficial reading is, and I view it as physical therapy for my brain.
Do you like to read? What would you recommend?