I like to do a little bit of everything.
I have five kids.
I love a good book.
I take pictures from my iphone.
I am a want-to-be runner who loves chocolate and diet coke a little too much.
I don’t often spell check my posts.
Oh, and I love to make lists.
In June 2007 a little blogspot was born. My Reading Spot. I loved reading and sharing what I was reading. My husband was a busy-busy medical student and I was a stay home mom to two little boys with extra time on my hands. My little blog had ups and downs and had a good run. I did some author interviews. I received free books for reviews. I even was quoted on the back of a book once!
Then life happened.
3 more kids. My husband entered residency. Many hours and hours of hard work. And I let life get in the way of my little Reading Spot.
Fast forward 9 years:
We are now a family of 7. We currently live with my father in law while we build our medical practice, so I always just answer that there are 8 in our family. It’s a nice even number 🙂 I work for my husband and have another part time job, not including the time I run kids from one activity to another. I’m not afraid of hard work.
I get creative and find time to read between it all.
A couple years ago on of my sisters got me hooked on running. Honestly, I just wanted to lose the 20 pounds I had put on since baby number five. When I started I couldn’t run an entire mile without stopping to walk. I just would tell myself over and over, I can do hard things. Last year I made a goal to run 4 half marathons and I finished them all! Ironically the pounds have stayed. I’m not sure I’ll every drop them, but I AM stronger.
I am not fast. I am not an expert. But I am a runner. I have my eyes set on 4 more half marathons this year.
For the past two years I have set the goal to read and blog about 100 books. In 2014 I read 106 books. In 2015 I read 114. I am shooting for at least another 100 this year. I am also challenging to reading 16 in 16. You can read more about that challenge here.
I am a Mormon. I am Christian. I like a good clean book. I am not afraid to put a book down if I don’t like it.
I’m excited for this new adventure.