Living In Another World

This is my first time posting a story on this site.Here goes.

My mom used to read to me when I was really little but after a while she got too busy and I started reading to myself. My mom and dad say I started reading when I was two years old which is kind of crazy. I haven't seen many two year olds that could read. Maybe I just remembered the words. I don't know.

Once I was in grade school I stopped reading unless it was required for school and even then I couldn't sit still long enough to get far.

In 5th or 6th grade I watched the first Harry Potter movie and liked it so much that I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I had to read the books. As soon as I bought Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets I went home and started reading. I missed dinner and laid in bed reading all night. I pretended to be sick the next morning and stayed home from school and finished it at the dinner table that night. I couldn't put the book down. From that moment on I almost always had a book in my hand.

I didn't have many friends in middle school and wasn't really allowed to go outside so I spent my time reading.
My dad is the same way. He and I can go into a bookstore and stay there until the store closes. That was how my dad and I spent our free time together when he wasn't working.

Things changed in high school and I stopped reading to deal with "more important" things.

This year I changed that. I've realized that reading to me is just as important as everything else. I need the extra stimulation. I need to escape. I started with the Harry Potter series again so I could build up my endurance. I have adhd so reading when I'm not used to it is really difficult. I initially tried to start with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo but I couldn't read a paragraph without zoning out.

Now I'm back to reading at least an hour everyday. If definitely improves my life as long as I don't miss work or class or forget that I'm cooking. When I read I'll forget everything else exists so I usually have to set an alarm or something or I'll lose a whole day. I'm not kidding. Being lost in a book is way better then being lost in my thoughts which can be destructive and painful.I can't let my mind idle for too long and reading helps with that.
hexy16 hexy16
18-21, F
Dec 7, 2012