I read a lot and going to my local library has been a big part of my life as a child, throughout my school and student years. I was lucky to have access to wonderful libraries first in London and later in Oxford, where I sat in the Radcliffe Camera as I finished writing my PhD.
When I first moved to Cardiff in March 2020 however, libraries closed and it took me a long time to actually join the library. Now, finally, I have been to visit to central library in person, and collected my physical library card. I can pick up and return books in the local branch, which is closer to where I live, but it was fun to go and visit the big library.
It felt great to return to a space filled with books, and take time to browse the shelves. I picked up a small volume full of ideas of what to do during your lunch break, which I am keen to explore for a bit of fun.
I also borrowed a book by Laura Vanderkam: Tranquility by Tuesday: 9 Ways to Calm the Chaos and Make Time for What Matters, which was published on October 11, 2022 . I have come across some of Laura’s work on time management and productivity before, but this book is a completely new find for me. Hopefully it will have some useful ideas in it for my own work and to share with coaching clients.
I’ll be sure to share what I find in a future blog post.