Challenge of the Day: Year of You
It’s that time of year, this book is seemingly everywhere around graduation time, and it was published in 1990, just a few months before I was born! Oh, The Places You’ll Go! is a classic now and it’s kind of fun to think that I am the same age!
I started off my day by reading 20 pages of The Bingo Palace. Since this is the number of pages I started with yesterday I’m already feeling great! I have about 70 pages left before I’m finished and I think it is completely reasonable to finish it today. That way I’ll be one book down, which always leaves me feeling more accomplished at the beginning of a readathon.
I usually do really well to start reading right away in the morning before I have a chance to get sucked into too much social media stuff or before I get ready for the day. I just lay in bed and read until I need to get up and do stuff. Now I need to take a break because some friends are coming over to my house for a end of the year brunch we have planned. So I want to get some things ready and prep for the pancakes I’m cooking up. I hope I’ll have some time later this afternoon to do more reading. However, I also have some paperwork I need to fill out for my summer internship. I do not want to for get that and that needs to happen sooner rather than later.
I had some time to read before and after brunch with my friends. I’ve read another 20 pages since my last check in. Brunch was a lot of fun though. We had a ton of homemade dishes, fresh baked bread, and of course mimosas. It was nice to relax before we head into summer activities and people start moving in and out of new living spaces. It’s been a gorgeous day outside too, so we have all the windows open in my house and smelling fresh air while I read is wonderful.
Right now I’m looking at some blog posts and waiting for a meeting with my mentor for end of semester work. Once the meeting is done I hope to get back to reading, perhaps some outside sitting as well.
What a day! I have been just go go go since 2:30 this afternoon, so I did not finish my book but I got very close! Earlier this afternoon I read another 20ish pages between meetings and my roommate packing stuff up to move into her new apartment. I read a few more pages right before bed because I needed to finish the chapter but by now I am exhausted.
After reading earlier today, I went with my roommate to get the keys to her new place and help move in a few items. Afterwards we sat on the floor of her new place and christened it with glasses of wine. When we returned home I went straight over to my last D&D campaign session of the year. It ended up taking us 5 hours to finish the game and by then I was ready for bed.
I have 30 pages left of my book which I plan to finish tomorrow and then start something new!