I joined a book club.
The claim that this is a new thing might be a fib. I think I have joined a book club before without actually attending a single meeting. Fall of 2005. It was a classic case of something that sounded so fun and then the realization came that not only did I have no time for the meetings, but certainly no time to read the book. Stress crept up as the meeting date approached and all that was left to do was bail. So sue me. This new book club is nice, because it’s a work book club, so the time is automatically built in to my work day. I don’t have to leave the building. We are currently reading this book. Yes, it’s a little heavy, but the point is to read books that are pertinent to our work. I do have to find the time to read the book, which has only proved troublesome once so far. The repercussion was that my end-of-year bonus was reduced by 10%.
Fun factor: 8