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this is what personal growth looks like

Mental shifts are funny things. Sometimes, it takes something major to set them off: a medical problem, losing someone you care about, or another type of personal disaster. Sometimes, it doesn’t take anything to set them off. They just happen, and you’re not always aware of them until after they’ve happened. Sometimes, if you’re lucky, you’ll realize what’s going on before the transition is complete.

Why am I nattering on about mental shifts and transitions?  Here, I’ll show you.  This is one of my bookcases, filled to overflowing with my normal reading choice:  fiction, particularly fantasy.

my bookcase, full of fiction goodies
my bookcase, full of fiction goodies

And this is part of my current TBR pile:

NOT fiction....
NOT fiction….

You’ll notice there isn’t a bit of fiction in the bunch.
1) God Chicks Awakened, by Holly Wagner
2) The end of overeating, by David A. Kessler, M.D.
3) Holy Bible (Revolve Devotional Bible)
4) In Defense Of Food, by Michael Pollan
5) The First Human, by Ann Gibbons.

The First Human is reading for my anthropology class, but I’m really enjoying it.  It’s about the race to find the earliest hominin fossils.  God Chicks Awakened is a devotional book that I start my morning off with, and I read the Bible at night, before bed.  In Defense of Food is actually the second book by Michael Pollan that I’ve read lately, and his books are making me think much more about what I’m putting into my body.  I haven’t actually started reading The end of overeating yet, but it’s next.

I don’t actually have any idea how or when my TBR pile morphed from fantasy to non-fiction.  I just realized one day that everything I was reading–ten books at that particular time–were all non-fiction.  This realization kind of clued me in that something was going on with me mentally.

I don’t know quite what’s going on with me, and I’m not sure where I’m headed, but I’m really looking forward to the trip.

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2 thoughts on “this is what personal growth looks like

    1. The sad part is…I had The Omnivore’s Dilemma in my TBR pile for like…2 years before I ever got into it. But once I did, I immediately got In Defense of Food. My TBR pile is…taking over my apartment, frankly.

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