This month I’m sharing four of my favorite ways to make your home feel cozy. The first is with our favorite book, The Three Levels of Self-Awareness by Dr. William James. If you’ve read any of my other posts in this blog, you know that I love books. I’m not talking about the kind where you just dip into a random page and open it up with the click of a button.
I think it always works for me when I have a book that is the closest thing to literature that I can get my brain to engage with. Sometimes I can barely make out a couple of sentences, but other times I can turn to page 5 and be completely absorbed in the story.
This book is absolutely perfect for me. It really is the closest thing to literature that I can get my brain to engage with.
I don’t know if I’m one of the few people that can really get into a book. I can get into a novel and I love it, but I don’t have that type of connection to literature. I think I’m more the type that just likes to read for the story. If I was to read a book, I don’t think I could get into it.
Not only can you get into a book, you can find the books you want inside the pages. This is what reading for pleasure becomes like. If you find a book that is written by a specific person, you can read it. You can buy a book. You can read a book and you can read a book. That’s what reading for pleasure becomes like. Once you have a book with you, you can turn to the next one with no problem whatsoever.
So while I think that a lot of people do read books for pleasure, I also think that most people have something better they can do with their time. And that is read for pleasure, not reading for profit. In fact, I would argue that reading for pleasure is basically the opposite of what most people do for money. If you want to spend money on something that will make your life better, then go out and spend it.
The good news is that the other day my good friend and I got into a relationship and this relationship was a bit weird. We had a good relationship for about two and a half years, but she didn’t want to go out with me and I knew she didn’t want to go out with me and we were going out for a while and then we got back together and we dated for about a year.
This is what I was trying to tell myself: that the only thing I wanted was her. It was like I felt so self-conscious about everything else that I always wanted her. So I was like, “What am I doing? What am I doing for life?” It was a bit of a shock to my system.
One thing our relationship went through was her asking me to marry her in the third grade. She had been on a high school track team, was a senior, and she had just had her first child.
I’m not an expert at math, but I still like to think that my first grade was pretty awesome. The first time that I started this project was about two years ago, and I was like, What am I doing? I was just trying to get her to marry me. I kind of wanted her to have such a nice time. And she did. I think she got a great job making her own money, and then I started to think about her own life.