As 2015 comes to an end, majority of us are reflecting on what we would like to change for the upcoming year, or what new activities to implement in our daily lives. After much thought, I have decided to give myself a challenge for the new year. No, I’m not focused on exercising more, or losing/gaining a few pounds, or even adapting to a healthier diet. Instead, I have decided to intellectually challenge myself and complete a total of 26 books by December 31, 2016.
This idea sparked after completing “Angels and Heros” by Dr. Robert Lesslie. The book is composed of 19 inspiring stories from our every day hero’s on the front line that include: police officers, firefighters, EMT, nurses, and physicians. The true stories made me realize how much I take the services of those for granted. They truly have the ability to change ones life. The inspiration I gained after finishing this book motivated me to intellectually challenge myself for the next year. After carefully scrolling through several lists of novels, I finally compiled a list of 30 books that I hope to gain some knowledge from! The goal is to complete a book every 2 weeks (atleast) and write about what I have gained from the reading. I will begin this challenge with the book “Eat Pray Love” by Elizabeth Gilbert, hoping that this will be a great book to start the new challenge!
If you would like to join me on this year long journey, please don’t hesitate to comment below, e-mail me, or even throw a few suggestions of books you have enjoyed! I’d love to have some company, or even someone to talk to!
Happy New Year to everyone! I hope 2016 brings nothing but peace, love, and prosperity into your life, and everyone else in the world!