First of all, the Book Club has decided on our next book. It will be Nickel & Dimed, by Barbara Ehrenreich. That being said, I’m a bit frustrated. I’m currently reading two books, with a third in the wings (Life of Pi), and now a fourth for the Book Club. I think I might have a problem.
It seems like there’s just not enough hours in the day. Leaving the necessary items (work, caring for Simon, chores, etc.) out of the picture, my problem is that I have too many leisure interests that I would like to pursue. Reading books and blogs, watching movies, playing games, getting exercise, playing the woefully neglected guitar, and learning to play the recently acquired ukulele – the list goes on and on. I guess that it’s really a matter of prioritization.
Actually, that’s not even really true. I’m lazy at heart. So when it could be a matter of prioritization, it’s really more a matter of convenience. Why put forth the effort to get up off my butt when I can thoroughly enjoy myself sitting in front of the computer or television? Or pick up the book that is just an arms-length away? So it seems that the activities that I pick are the ones requiring the least effort. That’s not true across the board, but it is certainly a trend that I need to work on. Does anybody else have this problem? Or am I alone in my leisure-of-convenience mentality?