Mark normally do mornings. They’ll swap stories in bed and then walk outside while I prepare breakfast and read.
I discovered that when I read in the morning, it fuels me and then I can focus on Bud. With my filled my cup, I don’t crave for “information” and pick up my phone less. But some days I get dragged out of bed and asked to sit beside him while he builds but he lets me read so we’re good 😅
This reminded me of what Susan Wise Bauer vaguely mentioned in her book The Well-Educated Mind how 30- minute reads in mornings are better than 2 hour reads before bed. Which I think is because we’re supposed to be shutting off our brain at the end of the day. 🤷🏻♀️ But I’m definitely a morning person, TV keeps me up at night but when I don’t watch I’m asleep by 8 lol so this recommendation is so spot on for me.
“The first task of self-education is not the reading of Plato, but the finding of thirty minutes in which you can devote yourself to thought, rather than to activity.”Susan Wise Bauer
I’ve been planning a lot, doing research, and talking to Classical Educators. Necessary steps in taking my self-education more seriously. I know deep down it’s one way I am prepared for home education, but more than that, It’s what I crave for. Not just good books but knowing the Great Books. Also, it’s aligned with my goals of learning alongside Buddy, no one is forcing me. 😂
Aside from The Literary Life reading challenge. This is the main reading plan that I’ll follow. 2020 was a good reading year I finished 20 out of the 52 I planned to read. Not a lot but definitely quality books.
This year I discovered that when I take the time to do things for me, I can be more me. Hopefully I can finish this book and follow the recommendations. Looking forward to a year of great books and finding myself in those great books.