I absolutely agree with Greg, to write and create you must read.
One of the things I’ve “struggled” with this year is reading books. Well that’s not entirely true, I’ve struggled to read non-fiction books at my regular pace. In total this year I’ve read 63 books this year and 27 of them have been non-fiction. Most years I’ve read around 50 non-fiction books.
The big change this year is that in addition to the stress of a pandemic, and a flood, my wife stopped working due to sporting parents being assholes for 2-years. Two years of abuse was enough and she left her job with full support of everyone at home.
That means now we’re also moving, and purchasing a house is a pain in the ass. Purchasing a house 8 hours away from where you currently live when you can’t go see houses is a pain in the ass. Finding schools close to the house you purchase that have room is a pain in the ass.
While I love to learn new things, it’s felt like too much work to dig deep into non-fiction this year.
I don’t feel guilty about it at all. I’m happy with the books I’ve read this year, but I do notice that it has affected my idea generation for some of the content I write.
Hopefully with the move in a week life will settle a bit and I can get back to reading more deep books that make me think hard in 2022.