2017-01-17 Today is a Good Day to Start

Last night I slept over 9 hours with one break in the middle where I woke up at 5AM and finished the book I was reading. It was the end of the 5th Wave series and the story turned out to be really good. Good characters, plot, and ending. I’m no book or writing critic and so that is about all I have to say about it. It was very satisfying.

I am now using my Kindle a lot more and I think it took being on vacation and traveling to really get me into it. Each time I open the cover, there is some book suggestion. One of the last days of vacation, or perhaps I was already home, there was a book that was displayed with a title like “A Mind of Your Own”, or something like that and I began reading the short description under it. It was a blurb about women and depression and I immediately wanted to read more. So I clicked on it to read the long description. The book contains descriptions for the mind body connection and the science behind it. Actual science, which I appreciate. It highlights right away that drugs for depression now days are a norm and an unhealthy epidemic and that being healthy, mind and body, can be achieved without these drugs. I could not agree more. Further, the summary stated that it included a 4 week plan to get on the right track of alleviating depression. I was so intrigued that I clicked on the link to see the book in the store. Buy for $1.99. Seriously? 2 dollars and I can unlock all the answers to change my life right now. Without a second thought, I bought the book.

I had a target to finish reading “The Last Star” and like I stated, I wrapped that up in the 5AM hour this morning. Thankfully, I was able to get back to sleep and woke up around 7:45 AM. This is significant because last night is the first night in many, many weeks that I have not taken some drug or another to aid my sleep. Last night it was just me and my writing and my head hitting the pillow. I’m hoping for a repeat performance tonight. Until then, I have lots to get done today and really want to start in on this new book. To be honest, I’ve never been a fan of “self help” books, but I already feel differently about this. If I am about to start something new.. Today is a good day to start.

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