Why I Read...
Updated: Mar 21, 2019
I am an extensive reader. I read about 15 books per year. I started this journey of spontaneous reading a couple years ago when I was going through a major life change that required me to do a lot of resetting and reflecting, including my career, personal life and social involvement.
There are so many unknowns and uncertainties, that no one could point out a clear path for me. If someone did, I have to admit that my feelings of hurt, confusion, and fear had probably obscured my focus on persisting through that bridge to the next chapter of my life at that transitional period. (Yes, I am a therapist and I just said that I sometimes get defeated by an array of emotions :)).
Fortunately, a friend, be it intentionally or unintentionally, pulled out a book from her shelf and said: "Ting-Yi, why don't you read this book? Maybe it'd help you find some answers." That marked the beginning of my reading journey. Today, I continue reading because it helps me to feel grounded and inspired. I am constantly refining my skills in persevering through the inevitable challenges in life through the wisdom bestowed by the books. Maybe one day, I will be writing my own books...
This blog is dedicated to my gratitude for all the wisdom that authors have generously shared with us in their books. If you are one of the authors whose work I cited (who knows, everything is possible in this technology-driven world), I want to let you know that your book has encouraged me in so many ways. Thank you for sharing your wisdom.
I will continue to post direct quotes or my reflections on the books I read in this blog. It is my sincere hope that some of these blog entries will help to inspire you. If they do, please feel free to leave a comment.