I am a reader.
For the past 20+ years I have been getting up at 3:42 a.m. With five children, this is literally the only time my house is quiet. I have carved out 90 minutes EVERYDAY that belong to me alone – to read, write and think – in peace.
My focus is on positive growth, in some way, everyday. Books are my opportunity to spend time with the masters on a given topic or the genius behind fiction that touches the heart, mind and soul. They provide a depth I can find nowhere else and allow for a level of reflection discouraged by other mediums.
I have spent my adult life as a teacher and parent, but see myself as a coach. I strive to share this passion, to incite others to learn and grow and help them (help themselves) to gain the insight, skills and understanding to thrive.
The purpose of this blog is to share my reading journey. Along the way I may throw in a post (or two) that are not about books, but it will primarily focus on the books I’ve read and the insights they have provided.
Below each post you will see the following: BE STRONG. STAY HUNGRY. WALK TALL. For me, these words mean:
BE STRONG. To live a principled life (with integrity) we must be bold, fearless and unwavering.
REMAIN FAITHFUL. Never cease in your steadfast adherence to the principles and values upon which your moral life has been built.
WALK TALL. The forces that work against us are huge. We must persist with confidence, certainty and courage.