Ever since I have been in college there is one thing I have come to miss/hate. It is rare and surprising that even I have come to hate something that I loved doing all the time when I was in high school.
I miss/hate reading.
Those who know me really will be shocked and not totally surprised as I say this. I am a English and History major, which means my life is filled with reading and papers day after day. My typical homework life is usually filled with 3-4 books to read per night (not the whole book usually, just 5-6 chapters) along with a paper response or working on an essay or two.
I’m starting to wonder if I am a masochist.
As a result of all this reading I have to do on a daily basis, when I actually do have down time. The last thing I want to do is actually read. In my downtime I rather blog, watch TV, youtube videos, play Sims 3 on my computer; anything but read.
But I do miss it.
I miss reading what I want, when I want. I miss staying up late while reading a book and having to stay up late in order to find out what happens in the climax of the story. I miss being up to date on current books and trying out new stories. I just miss reading for fun.
I can’t wait for the day I am done with college and I can read for fun again. I have shelves full of books waiting for me to read them. They are starting to feel neglected.
Are you an English Major? History Major? Do you miss reading? Do you still read for fun? Let me know in the comments below?