Oh to something new!
So, sometime last month. Or maybe even the end of the month before that, I was pulled into a group who was jumping in to a book. Now, I’ve always wanted to be a grown up who was part of a book club! And, when I heard the opportunity was presenting itself, I jumped. I wasn’t completely sure what I was jumping in to, but I jumped.
Part of the new freedoms that life has brought is the freedom to have some down time to do a little reading. So, I hacked my dad’s Amazon Prime account and had me a book in a few short days!
The NWA Questers, as we are called, jumped in to The Happiness of Pursuit. Chris Guillebeau jumps into his second book with a challenge, so self-discovery conversation and a shared the story of some fellow questers while trying to prove several points.
I’ll admit, the book got a little redundant. But, I found plenty to underline, several things worth tweeting and lots to discuss.
Unlike normal, I didn’t realize there were appendices and extra recaps in the back. They might have made reading the book much quicker (I was the Cliff Notes girl!). I didn’t get through all of it, but I had half under my belt, enough to feel confident to present myself at the book discussion night.
We had a fantastic time and of course as a dreamer would do, I started thinking…thinking about what I could quest on.
Frankly, the thought of a real quest, like the ones in the book just stressed me out. I was in the middle of planning a fundraising event. I’m trying to read through a book with a group of gals and I’m still trying to manage the everyday of a new job. Not asking for sympathy, just realizing that I can’t do or be everything.
Oh, but I can dream!