There is a part of me, somewhere buried deep down, where my 14 year old self is trying to get out and tell my current self to stop reading. “It’s stupid and a waste of time,” little me would say, and up until about two years ago, I would agree with these comments. I never saw the joy in reading as a kid. I would read a Sports Illustrated article every now and then, or a book that caught my attention, but I never could say I thoroughly enjoyed reading.
Now, I can’t say enough about how much I love to read. Over the summer, I discovered possibly my two favorite books of all time in The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays With Morrie, two classic novels I must have read 3 times each. A good book can go a long way for me.
On a more daily basis, there’s nothing I enjoy more than reading the Inquirer’s sports section. Although I have to read it online at school, I make sure I take the time each day to read it “cover to cover”. I love being able to read not only Philadelphia sports news, but out of town scoreboards with a “Philly spin”.
Online articles have become somewhat of my forte, as I search the Internet daily to find the latest in sports updates, from the MLB to the NFL, to all things college athletics.
I wouldn’t be anywhere in the world today without my Twitter. Funny, I used to be so against Twitter for so long. Now, not an hour goes by that I’m not checking and updating my feed. Twitter gives me the fastest and most up to date information when I need it, whether it be from my laptop in boring Stat class, or on my phone as a sit in the HUB and eat lunch. Now that the sport’s world is constantly changing, I need to stay on top of breaking stories dealing with injury, trade, retirement and more if I want Two Point Stance, my NFL talk show, to be successful.
Now, not a day goes by when I’m not reading, and I couldn’t imagine my life without it. Shame my 14 year old self wouldn’t approve.