What do you wish you had more time to do?

I think most of my readers can easily guess what my answer would be: reading and writing. And I know many of the wonderful individuals who frequent this blog happen to be avid readers and/or writers themselves.

With exception to eating, sleeping, or perhaps doing stuff with my wife that married couples do, there's nothing I'd rather be doing than immersing myself in a good book or writing to my heart's content.

For me, reading and writing go hand in hand. I not only read to learn new things, but to study how the authors frame their arguments, with special consideration to their style and word usage. If I come across an unfamiliar word, I immediately look up its definition. These strategies, in turn, help me become a better and faster writer. I've also observed that the more I read, the faster I become at reading.

Unfortunately, reading, writing, or indulging in any other hobby all day long just isn't feasible. We have all those other things to tend to -- you know, work, doing groceries, washing clothes?

No matter what, I make every effort to carve out at least an hour each day for reading and another for writing. When time allows, I can easily spend three or more hours reading on a given day.

What do you wish you had more time for?

1 comment:

Ema said...

Reading and writing. Searching for songs, music, sounds. Mingle with the nature. Be with my kids. Dancing. Having fun (not nrcessarily by this order)