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The AD/HD diagnosis helped a great deal, at least with the books that were required reading for my classes. Eventually, I graduated with honors but still there was no reading for personal development, no expanding of my mind, enriching of my spirit… and reading for pleasure? Well, I’d almost forgotten that completely.

Honestly, I was crushed by the entire battle. My ability to concentrate, even on words I felt sincerely desperate to receive, seemed lost to me. I could hold the books but I couldn’t actually read them. I feared it was for good.

It seemed that everyone was reading the best books. My wife’s college classes offered mind-blowing texts and novels. My mom, my best girl friend, and even my daughter were all reading amazing book after amazing book. Oh, how I had to read this one! Seriously, I would love it. They promised. In fact, I could just take it for when I had time.


What in the hell happens to time? I didn’t understand it, at first anyway. Then, the pieces started to fall together. I got sick to DEATH of not having time to do the things that I love. I got sick of hearing my own voice go on and on about how I loved all of these things, including reading, but never had time to do them.

I love to do yoga but don’t have time. I love to cook healthy meals but don’t have time. I love to play games with my kids, take classes, go to movies, and write. Oh, how I love to write… but I didn’t have time.

I love to read but don’t have time.

Then, suddenly, I realized that I was full of sh*t.

(Yes, that’s a highly technical self-assessment by one very savvy life coach.)

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3:02AM PST on Feb 27, 2013


2:46AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

This is the way we enjoy life

1:11AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Thanks for posting.

12:57AM PST on Feb 27, 2013

Thank you

3:18PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

Great article. Have been there myself-- even I got sick of my excuses like you did. Glad we both made it back home. Thank you for sharing.

1:34AM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

thank you christy for an article which conected with me INSTANTLY! ditto ditto on so many things.... i am 28 and just got married.... waiting and enjoyign my time in a new country so that i can find a job ....but even in this free time i end up doing useless things like waking up late n browsing net mindlessly..... there is half read book on the table and i see it guiltily every day. ...downloaded yoga video but laziness threatens to creep in.... lots of time but no time still!! ... and before i land a job and put the blame on that for not time i think i should just take out time for myself productively. :) thanks again!

10:13PM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

thanks for sharing.

11:28AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

i always put the books i'm reading on my 'to do' list, reading is just as important as taking care of my pets or doing the laundry!

6:00AM PDT on Jul 27, 2011

Great article!

4:19PM PDT on Jul 26, 2011

Thank you for the article, i too am a lover of books. I can't count the nunumber of books i've read. I'm an old woman now, but i've loved reading since early grammer school when i discoverd the putting of letters together made words , and words into sentences, that told a story. And that reading takes you any and every where...........been hooked ever since.

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Will keep that in mind next Winter!

Poor little dogs, so glad they had a very happy ending. Thank you for caring and sharing.

Thanks Diane for sharing the wonderful recipes and links, Great photos also.


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