Among many others, two huge blessings came with 2022...audiobooks and bike rides!
Audible has been a game changer for me! I've finished more books this year than I had in the past decade. And what perfect timing, as I navigate writing my first book.
So many hours of sitting and writing is tough for me. I'm a mover. I process life through breathing, exercising, and embodying— I'm a "contract a muscle, expand a feeling" kind of gal.
Lucky me, the Manuel F. Correllus State Forest is directly behind my house. And the fourteen mile loop is just the right amount of time to get in a couple of chapters of whatever book I'm "reading."
I push and pull, rev and grind to stories— to words, to tone, cadence, pitch and pace. Living inside these books with each rotation my legs make. Listening. Learning. Winds at our (me and the characters) back, goldenrod, pine, a plane flying by, Juniper bushes— cheering us on, "Keep going!"
After, sweaty and so damn grateful to have moved my body, the stories inside muscle and marrow, and even more grateful that these "teachers" (the authors & nature) have had my back, I sit again at my computer to write.
"Keep going." my chair says~
Books I have LOVED biking with this year:
Educated by Tara Westover
Broken Horses by Brandi Carlile
Unbound by Tarana Burke
Somebody's Daughter by Ashley C. Ford
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls by T Kira Madden
Books on the next to "read" list:
Finding Me by Viola Davis
What My Bones Know by Stephanie Foo
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