I've noticed a problem today that I want to solve, so I'm going to do that right here and right now. You see, this past year I've been focused on doing projects, launching my career, and bettering myself as a professional. I haven't had a lot of time for reading, which is something I love doing.
Today I finished a book for the first time in a few months ("A Beginner's Guide to SEO"). It's a short book, only about 50 pages, and I found it online as a PDF. I figured I'd start somewhere, so I started with that book. I want to be knowledgeable in many fields, not just those that come naturally to me.
Here's the problem: every year, my best friend and I compete to see who can read the most books in the year. Thanks to websites like goodreads.com, it's easier to keep our progress updated and have a schedule for the year. She's kicking my butt, which is fine because I won last year and I'll win next year too. The thing is, I want to at least reach my 2018 goal: 35 books.
Unfortunately, I'm only at 10. However, I believe I can still reach my goal. It will be difficult, especially once I start my apprenticeship, but I want to do my best to read 25 more books by the end of the year. Assuming I did my math correctly, that means I have to read a book every 2-3 days. Sure, times are busy right now, but I want to do this. (I spoke about fear yesterday, well, not reaching my goal is scary to me.)
I'll have to be careful not to blast through books without getting anything out of them - that's why I plan to share updates as I go along. Maybe I'm crazy, but I know it's possible. I'm doing it.
Re-cap of my plan:
- Read one book every 2-3 days.
- Write a quick update on each book.
- I start tomorrow.
- Finish reading 25 books by December 31.