I wrote in my last newsletter* about some of the exciting new changes in my life: MBA, boyfriend, climbing, travel, etc. The one I didn’t mention was Tux.
This is Tuxedo, my adorable Honda HRV. To say that I’m in love with it would be an understatement. This is the first new car I’ve owned, and really the first car that I got to choose for myself, pick out everything I wanted. And it was so worth it! It’s an improvement in every way over my last car. But the feature that has changed my life the most has been the ability to play audiobooks.
I’ve resisted audiobooks for years. “I’m a visual learner; I need to see it.” “I just can’t pay attention to someone talking that long.” “My car doesn’t have an auxiliary cable.” To be honest, listening to audiobooks just didn’t fit with my vision of myself as a reader. In my mind’s eye, being a reader means curling up with a book in bed, lounging by a pool, snuggling on the sofa with a cup of tea. I take pride in owning a physical library of books. I work in publishing, for heaven’s sake.
And that’s still the reader I am. But soon I had to admit that my current busy-ness just wasn’t allowing for the same amount of reading time as I would like. I got desperate. My team at work was reading Originals by Adam Grant, and there was no way I could keep up via hard copy. “Alright,” I thought. “Just this once…” I downloaded the Audiobooks.com app and hit play. Here’s what I discovered.Continue Reading