This week has been a bit of a funky one. One of those where you make a conscious effort to sit down at the end of the day and go through all that you value in your life. It's important to give yourself a perspective check from time to time and remember all that you have going for you. Maybe this is just something that happens to me, but I find that if one thing happens to be going wrong in a particular area of my life it very often leads to me thinking that EVERYTHING is going wrong in my life. This is not a particularly great feeling or a place that I want to stay when I find myself there. These days however, I have a much better handle on realising that this is not very rational thinking and know how to get myself out of this mood.
Self-awareness people, it's a wonderful thing!
We all have our guilty pleasures, those little things that soothe us at the end of a bad (for whatever reason) day. I thought I'd share a few of mine here with you. Feel free to share yours with me, I'd love to hear them!
Books. I love reading. I have memories of being in bed as a child, taking the book I had hidden under my pillow and using my glow-worm to read. It most probably ruined my eyes forever and I'm sure my mum knew exactly what was going on, but I'm glad she encouraged my sister and I to read so much. For me, reading is like travelling in the sense that it doesn't just bring me immense pleasure but I can feel it broadening my mind and teaching me many things about the world.
The guilt element to this pleasure is that I am pretty much incapable of walking in to a bookshop and coming out empty handed...This has led me to seriously investigate in to (finally) getting a library membership here in Paris. That will make up another wonderful post #powertothebookworms