LA mom and blogger, Laura Tremaine of Hollywood Housewife, just posted something on Twitter yesterday that got me to thinking about the way I talk about what I choose to do. Here is what she tweeted:
It drives me crazy when women claim they don’t have time to read. Here are five moms who answer When Do You Read? http://bit.ly/TFHThX
I thought of how just this weekend I told my mother I don’t have time to read. But what I should have said is, I am choosing not to read right now. I choose to watch bad reality TV or documentaries with my husband at night.
I went to Laura’s blog and read her post and enjoyed this point she made:
Whenever the topic of books or book clubs come up, one of the most common refrains I hear from other women is “Oh, I don’t have time to read.” But what they usually mean is, “I don’t make it priority to read.” After all, we’re all busy. If you enjoy reading, that time can be found somewhere.
This has got me to thinking that I need to start stating it that way. Everyone is busy and it is what we choose to focus on that gets done. Of course barring illness.
Turns out my mom left a book she just read and I picked it up and started reading it today. I do enjoy inspiration from fellow moms I must say.