i have found so much comfort, relaxation and pure joy from reading this year. i sort of forgot how much i love to read and learn, and it8217;s been something really great for me since i took a step back from work to focus on my own personal growth. joanie and i put a reading list together for you (joanie has a goal to read 30 books this year!) my selections are more geared towards self development and growth as that8217;s the phase i8217;m in and joanie8217;s picks are more geared towards weekend/holiday reading when you want to get lost in a story.
the library has been a massive resource for me. i8217;ll sometimes have 4-5 books i8217;m interested in looking through and buying them isn8217;t a practical option. i8217;d never had a library card before, somehow i thought it would be complicated to get? but the whole process takes under 10 minutes at your local library, just bring your ID and ask at the front desk for a form, everyone is really friendly. use overdrive.com to find your local library, you can search by address.
some libraries even offer digital library cards. this is huge because if you’re strapped for time everything can be done instantly online. to check to see if your library offers instant digital library card, visit overdrive.com to use the library finder and search to find your local library. click their webpage and if they have digital access it will pop right up.
also, i really want to encourage you to use the Libby app! it8217;s free with your library card, you can download all sorts of books to your kindle, listen to audiobooks8230;i love it. if something isn8217;t available, you can put it on hold in the app and then you8217;ll get a notice when it8217;s available to download and it feels fun and exciting. i highly encourage you to use the library as a resource, if you aren8217;t already, it8217;s a game changer!
I love the perspective and clarity these two books are bringing me right now. taking some time to really focus on what drives me creatively has been fun. and learning all about the brain and psychology lately has been fascinating!
we probably should have been doing couple8217;s therapy before we got married8230;but we just didn8217;t. busy lives, we put it off. we finally started going and it8217;s been great so far. i think we are an awesome couple but i do think we have a few arguments that have occurred since the beginning that i was really interested in addressing and moving past. it8217;s been really nice having someone there to hold us both accountable and teach us the reasoning behind why certain arguments happen and how to resolve them. i8217;m really happy we decided to go, even if it8217;s just something we start doing every few months to check in.
Original source: http://www.designlovefest.com/2019/10/fall-reading-with-libby/