Had anyone asked me this question a year ago I would have said no. Reading is what I did in high school. It was my identity. I was the girl who brought a new book to school every day. I was the girl who would read after finishing problems in Calculus. I was a librarian. I was a reader. On top of that, I was a blogger. I blogged, I reviewed, I shared my opinions. It's what I loved to do, and it's what gave me purpose. Funny how college seemed to change all that.
See, college is different from high school. It's intimidating and it's expensive. If you are a college student, I am sure you have heard the saying "make the most of your education" various times throughout the year. Unlike high school, one goes into debt for college. Therefore instead of reading in my Calculus class, I am now paying attention to every second of class. Not because I enjoy Calculus (ew), but because I am paying for it.
Another unfortunate reality of college is how time-consuming it is. Sure, you only have class once, twice or maybe three times a week, but the homework you get for that class takes a good 2-3 hours in and of itself. When I am not doing homework I am at a club/e-board meeting. If I am too exhausted, I am likely lying in bed half-sleeping while watching yet another television series on Netflix (so far I have finished Once Upon a Time, New Girl and Dance Academy, and I am halfway through The Vampire Diaries). Truthfully, I don't have the energy anymore.
I also haven't really connected with any good books lately. Everything new I come across holds my attention for a day or two before I put it down without picking it up again. I don't have the time or stamina to read an "okay" book anymore. I was alright with reading many "okay" books back in the day, simply so I could fill the blog with enough reviews a week. Now, however, I don't have the patience to do that.
Still I guess the moral of this story is that I still don't want to give up the blog. It was such a big part of my life these past for years, I am not ready to let it go, but things have changed and I have changed. I may continue to blog, but I won't be reviewing 3-4 books a week. I will be lucky to finish a book a week. There will be days I don't post. There will be days I don't read. But I will share my thoughts about books I love; books I want to share with the world. Because that's what I want my blog to be.