I got a library card yesterday and it took me back to when I was little and my mom would take us there at least once a week. We’d leave with literally STACKS of books that we’d devour in less than a week! Reading was such a huge part of my life when I was growing up and I can’t wait to have kids one day and read to them every day like my mom read to us. As soon as I cracked open a library book yesterday and heard the crinkle of it’s plastic cover and smelled the unmistakable musty library book scent I felt so wistful. I miss the time when life was simpler and time seemed to stretch on endlessly. When a library trip was the highlight of my week and I could lose myself in books. These days it feels like there’s a shortage of time and with every year that passes, the days go by a little bit faster. I rarely have time for books anymore and more often than not I feel like I’m at odds with my to do list. Going to the library reminds me to slow down and appreciate that we live in a world where reading is encouraged and celebrated. The fact that there are libraries (essentially places that have free books that anyone can borrow) in this fast paced and crazy materialistic world is so amazing to me!
I love this technology driven world that we live in. I love Spotify, iPhones and Google Hangout…and as far as I’m concerned, the DVR is one of the BEST inventions that’s come around in the past ten years or so. But sometimes it’s nice to be thankful for the simple and free things life has to offer…like library cards:)
One thing you guys might not know about me: I used to want to be a librarian and/or book editor when I grew up! Can you imagine a life better than reading books every day for a living? Well I guess I kind of can…I eat wedding cake and take pictures for a living 😉