The journey to minimalism: writing makes me happy, there is just this joy in my heart whenever I write or read another person’s write up. I have been writing for a very long time, and I don’t see myself ending my ”writing career” – that’s if I even have one. Daily, I read articles online and personal blogs, and I am forever in awe because of how beautifully people write. Then it dawned on me a few months ago that many of these writers are good writers because they are widely and well read.
Or probably just gifted.
I used to enjoy reading; I am actually a slow reader because I want my body and soul to digest it all, hence I take my time when reading a book. Sometimes, I can read a paragraph more than 10times just to feel the sensation again and again and again. Then I stopped reading books, actively.
Why? I have struggled with mathematics my whole life. When I tell people that I am poor in mathematics, they always think I am exaggerating. Guys, do you know that I don’t know what 9 x 4 is until I use a calculator? I was once embarrassed about this but not any more so I am wholeheartedly sharing this now.Read! the journey to minimalism: reading more books and gaining fresh knowledge Click To Tweet
But, I digress…
There was a particular year in secondary school that I was to write an exam, honestly struggling with my memory right now but I will try to give an accurate story, and instead of me to be studying one fateful afternoon, I was reading a novel. My cousin saw me and said: ”you shouldn’t be reading a novel, Ore. You have your maths exam soon,” I felt bad, dropped the book and picked up my school books.
After my exams, going back to constantly reading novels was so difficult for me; I still read but not like before. Don’t get me wrong, I read books but I struggled with completing one or even picking up one to read; I can spend hours reading articles online and not get tired but books? I will pass a thousand times.
Things must change!
How does my journey to minimalism come in? I have absolutely no idea. All I know is that it relates to me clearing my head and taking in fresh knowledge to create fresh contents. For this year, I want to read more books. I have given myself a target of 5 books to read; I won’t pressure myself to meet this target because all I want is to rekindle my love for books.
There is a good news!
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Yesterday, I completed my first book this year. The title of the book is ”Fine Boys” and it was written by Eghosa Imasuen. It is itching me so bad to share a thing or two about the book (new post idea, maybe?) so, if you have read this book before… what are your honest thoughts about it and reading books in general?
Thank you for reading, guys!
Kindly recommend more contemporary African books to read, please.
See you soon,