What’s Your Ideal Reading Space?

I was asked by a reader to write a post about my ideal reading space, and I accepted the chance. I’ve often thought about where I would love to read and when. For me, it’s pretty simple. When I visualize myself having a reading binge, I’m on my sofa with a comfy blanket, a warm steaming cup of yummy coffee in hand, and outside… it’s raining. Not crazy thunderstorm scare me rain, but a nice soft drizzle that allows you to do nothing at all but stay inside, cuddle up, and read. And my kids…well maybe they are away at Grandma’s for the day.

This image was compliments from Pinterest, and I believe this is Tammy’s living room. ¬†At least that’s what her Instagram follower called her, so thanks Tammy for providing a great picture! But couldn’t you cozy up to that couch and read a book? I know I could! BTW, Tammy, you have great style! Love your pillows.

Now, it’s your turn. What would your cozy reading space be?

Erin Bevan

I’m not alone

Wow. It’s been almost two months since I have posted anything on here. Where has the time gone? I’ve been so busy with the hustle and bustle of editing and being a mom that I think I have forgotten how to write anything. And, I’ll be honest, it’s frustrating. It is frustrating being so busy and feeling like you’re being pulled in fifty different directions and accomplishing a big bunch of nothing in the process.

I read an interesting fact yesterday. I read that with the advancements of technology our attention spans have decreased to a whopping eight seconds. You read that right. That is if you are still reading this and I haven’t lost your attention yet. Eight seconds. Let that sink in. No wonder I feel like I am getting nothing done. My attention span is shorter than that of a goldfish.

And this morning as I finished my workout and decided I wanted to use the rest of my allotted child watch time at the gym, working on my computer, I asked to sit at a table with another woman on her computer. She happily moved her stuff over so I could join her, and she said something–something I have felt time and time again, but thought I was the only one. She said her child watch time was too precious to waste, nap times were always uncertain, and she needed to use every second of her day to her advantage. And inside I screamed a glorious YES, someone who understands. And then, a little part of me thought– maybe we should all just slow down.

Easier said than done, I know.

So, I’ll leave you with a Bible verse because sometimes when life gets tough-I just need a little Jesus to help me.

Erin Bevan