I read for fun…get over it

I get asked by people that don’t know me what I like to do for fun? When I answer I like to read, I always get the same reply. I either get “No I meant like to have a good time” or I get a stare and a shake of their head. I don’t know what ya’ll want me to say, that is what I do for fun.

In my twenties I smoked weed damn near every day, I drank a lot. I had several friends both male and female that I hung out with. Just like I remember the first time I ever smoked; it was in ECC North campus parking lot with a friend of mine, I was eighteen. I remember the day I quit; June nineteenth two-thousand nine. 

I don’t knock anyone who smokes, I have several friends and even family members who smoke. More power to you, however that’s not me anymore. To be honest I don’t even drink like that, ever since I blacked out for six hours back in  09…I rarely drink.

My point is some people look at me and think…I’m weird because I don’t party.

I think that’s why I connected with my SO so fast when I met him almost five years ago. When He asked what I liked to do for fun and I gave him my answer. I didn’t get that weird look, instead he told me he also enjoyed reading. When I went to the library on a regular basis, I would get books for him and myself. We would sit together and read.

Stop looking at people who don’t like the same things you do, as being weird or abnormal.  I read for fun, I go to libraries for fun. You like to go to clubs and parties? okay….don’t drink and drive. have fun. I’ll be reading.