so i have lately been inspired and my goodreads - linguaphile and bibliophile friends have been so fantastic in helping me obtain more clarity with things, thank you all so much! goodness knows what or where i would be without you all.
i realized that, i want, i truly DESIRE to have, fewer books on my to-read list so i can have memorable text-reader experiences. i remember i even took a class on hermeneutics and connecting to texts as a reader, in college, and that was so valuable, sadly i have not done a good job of reflecting on what i learnt in this class.
how does one relearn how to savour and treasure the experience? i realized, reading 100-200 books for the rest of my life, if that meant i would enjoy them, i would take that any day over worrying about 1000 books like i am now, so silly really! my rational mind knows this but my stubborn emotions and idealism are pushing me to worry about all those titles and books i wont get to. but how does that matter, IF for example, i do get to all of them but dont remember anything!!
so...a part of me feels this sense of joy as i think i have stumbled upon something important. but i am still feeling fuzzy about what to make of this, what to DO about this really. so im going to try and just sit with this haze and wait a few days, maybe the clarity would arise on its own.
the other thing is if i were more fulfilled with my work, giving back somehow to the community in a way that is in line with my strengths, i would probably be worrying less and giving less energy to the books and worries.
i think there are many personality psychology books and inventories out there....what do you all recommend, have you read anything that helped you with job searches or getting clear on vocational pursuits?
EDIT / PS: i meant to say, ideally nothing too long but any books that have some quizzes, inventories, things like this would be great! dont worry, i wont count this as as "book" on any list. :-)