When my kids reached a certain age, I was able to start reading again! Like, actually finish a book!
Then my thyroid Delores (my kids helped me name my thyroid Delores. Sorry if you know a sweet Delores, my thyroid is a hag)….anyway, Delores stole my concentration.
I haven’t read a book in probably a year! I have SO missed being able to sit down and read a whole page and focus and follow and remember what I read.
Read a whole chapter? No way. A whole book was out of the question.
I bought a book over two months ago on a trip to my favorite book store, and it’s sat on my nightstand ever since.
Once a reader always a reader, but it’s so sad when a reader can’t concentrate enough to read.
Brain fog and lack of concentration are HUGE symptoms and side effects of thyroid dysfunction and disease, and because I so missed my beloved reading time but had so much frustration over not being able to stay focused and retain anything, I have just given it up for the past year or so.
My writing has taken a hit too. 😦
AS OF THIS WEEK, I’M READING AGAIN!
Thanks to the long process of finding just the right natural thyroid replacement and maybe even the Plexus I’ve been experimenting with the past couple of weeks, I am almost all the way through that book that’s been sitting quietly and patiently next to my bed. I read until almost NOON yesterday!
And I remembered and I tracked and I followed along and I looked forward to turning the pages!
Instead of being frustrated that my favorite lifelong habit was only leaving me feeling distracted and stumbling, I felt excited and hopeful that maybe, just maybe Delores won’t always be the hag she’s been these past months and years.
My Ellabellaboo played this family favorite clip for me yesterday and it reminded me of how SCRUMPTIOUS it is to sink into a good book and be able to follow along!
Now, I’m off to finish my book.
Don’t interrupt me. ❤