Working 9 till 5, What a Way to KILL MY READING!

March 20, 2015 Let's Chat 6

*it is totally acceptable to be humming Dolly Parton whilst reading this post, in fact I encourage it!*

Up until two weeks ago my work life revolved around just two bar shifts a week. The whole lack of money situation REALLY sucked but the best thing about it was that, other then a few weekly chores, I had so much time to do whatever I wanted aka. Reading!

It wasn’t even that I spent all day every day reading books, but I had that freedom to be able to pick up a book if I felt the urge. My reading style is a little bit strange, because I am one of those people who will read an entire book in one sitting, so knowing I had an entire day free, or that I didn’t have to get up early for anything the next day meant that I could read whenever I wanted.

But now that has all changed.

Don’t get me wrong, I am super happy that I finally have a full time job, and I know how lucky I am that I only had to struggle without one for just a year and that there are tons of people out there who are still struggling. So don’t get me wrong I’m happy, but it hasn’t half ruined reading time for me!

Instead of my lovely chilled out days I know spend my time attempting to act the professional whilst really having no idea what I am doing. I have spent the majority of my first two weeks typing up important looking documents, but I still have no idea what they are for!

By the time I get home my head is so mushed up with all the stuff I have been doing all day that I have no motivation to do anything, even reading. Instead I have been doing a lot of sleeping!

I have read two books over these past two weeks and it makes me really sad to say that one of them took me 8 days. EIGHT DAYS?!!! For you that might be a short amount of time, but for me it is unheard of!

I need and want to get back into my reading, but I am really struggling at the moment. I miss books so much that at one point I was actually considering taking an entire day off work just so I could read!

My mum suggested that I schedule “reading time” but that just sounds dumb, it would be like I am forcing myself to read at a certain time and I hate that idea. So instead I thought I would ask the most qualified person… you!


Any other full timers out there? When do you read?

Any advice on how to get over the whole mushy head and get my head back into books after a long day at work?

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6 Responses to “Working 9 till 5, What a Way to KILL MY READING!”

  1. Amanda Marie

    Congratulations on your job!
    I totally hear you. I hardly get any reading done during the week. I’m a teacher so by the time I get home, I’m exhausted. Most nights I just want to zone out and sleep.
    Some days I do “schedule” reading. I tell people to leave me alone, grab my book, and curl up on the couch.

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Thanks! I know right, I spend the entire day looking forward to going home, and then spend all night zonked out on the couch! I’m planning on doing that tonight. I have got the house to myself so going to make myself a nice big hot chocolate and curl up with my book! 🙂

  2. chucklesthescot

    Congrats on the full time job! You’re right about work killing your reading. I was always reading at school and college but when I started work, I was too tired every night. It wasn’t until I went off sick that I met Harry Potter and the love of reading came flooding back!

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Thanks, I’m hoping once I’m more settled that I will start reading more again. Oooo Harry Potter, if I could have one wish it would be to be able to experience the Harry Potter books for the first time again, so magical 🙂

    • Brocs Bookcase

      Really hard! Hoping it gets easier once I’m more settled in my job. I’m going to start making sure I do some reading each day in my lunch break. It might only be 10 minutes but it will keep me sane!