Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Sarton Sundays - a May Sarton Reading Celebration

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This is actually something that I wanted to do three years ago in celebration of May Sarton's centennial birthday, but as often happens with me, life got in the way. I'm hoping to change that this year. I've worked out a reading schedule that I think should allow for me to be able to do this. I want to finally read my way through her main works. I've read everything at one point or another in my life, but I've never really sat down to do a constructive reading of her works. So, beginning next Sunday, I'm going to be hosting Sarton Sunday, a reading celebration of May Sarton's works, in publication order. I would love if others would join in with me!

I have chosen Sundays as a day of refection for me. One thing that I have been struggling with for many years now is finding a balance of time for me versus the time I give others. I certainly don't mind the time that I give to others, but I frequently overextend myself in trying to make time for everyone else and not allowing enough time for me. One thing that Sarton excelled at was forcing time to her will as opposed to letting time take over her life. I need to learn from this. So, I'm hoping to make Sundays "my" day, not planning things unless I really want, making the day productive, and filling it with time that works for me.

So, here's to productive, relaxing, and time-filled Sundays.

Happy reading!

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