On a Lighter Note

My posts have been pretty heavy lately:  sexual harassment, nuclear war, loneliness, anxiety, depression, etc.

So, let’s take a quick break from the mess that is in my brain and focus on something lighter:  a readathon.

Because I don’t have enough on my plate with a full-time job, stand-up comedy writing class, and front-end web development class, I decided to participate in the 2018 Winter Biannual Bibliothon. It started Saturday and goes for a week. Essentially you try to read as much as possible throughout the week. There are social media challenges that you can participate in. Also, there are reading challenges.

Since I’m not a complete masochist, I’m not participating in the social media challenges.

On my reading list for this week is:

  1. Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller
  2. The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
  3. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
  4. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  5. Vacationland by Jon Hodgman
  6. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros

I doubt I’ll read all those books with work, classes, and trying to be social. But reading is something that I enjoy and need to work into my life more because it’s good for my mental health.

So even though this is a “challenge”, it’s really helping me stay mentally fit throughout the busy schedule that I’ve built for myself.

Tina Fey in Mean Girls saying

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