Life By Kristen

Go, and embrace your liberty. And see what wonderful things come of it. – Little Women

I need a job where I can read blogs and books all day

Because I LOVE those two things.

One of my goals for 2012 was to read fifty new books this year. I’m dreadfully behind but I have faith the numbers will pick up quickly in the summer when I spend most of my time lounging in the sun and warm shade with books. This week as I caught up on magazine reading, I added more titles to my book list than I can count– my Amazon wishlist is currently at 632 books ( though to be fair, a good many of them are work related items). I’m currently reading four: a Suze Orman money book; Potatoes Not Prozac about sugar addiction; Billionaire’s Vinegar about the most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction; and Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand, a lovely fiction read that has been on my bookcase since I loaded up on books when Borders went out of business. I’ve got a few memoirs and The Happiness Project on tap next I think, plus I’m intrigued by The Book of Doing, which I have now read reviews for in four different magazines and on NPR ( maybe the universe is trying to tell me something about getting my act in gear!?!?!)

In addition to refocusing on my enjoyment of writing about life, one of the reasons I started this blog was because I was continually so inspired and comforted by other bloggers I follow around the interwebs ( 105 on my Google Reader  in fact, not to mention all the others I happen upon from Twitter and links in other blogs). The whole world of personal/blogging I find to be really fascinating and fun. My mornings are always fueled by coffee or tea with blog reading and I’m going to make an effort to start sharing some of the awesomeness I find.

This week, the fantastic Amy unveiled a really awesome new blog design and I loved this post about falling in love with reading and book characters. I can totally relate to this!

I so needed to read this post about creativity. Have been thinking A LOT about how to have a better creative outlet in life.

This post about reframing how to think about exercise also came at the right time for me.

And lastly, this week I made a new and AMAZING pasta dish that I cut out of Cooking Light magazine. Bacon and Broccoli Mac & Cheese was out of this world, though I had the leftovers for lunch today and while the taste was still great, the consistency wasn’t amazing. But I highly recommend the recipe because it really was super easy 🙂

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