Each year I desperately look forward to the end of the NFL season. I’m a huge football fan, and this year was especially exciting because our Green Bay Packers went to (oh yeah, and WON) Super Bowl XLV. But this had no effect on my anticipation for the day after the big game. Why would a football fan be looking forward to the end of the NFL season? No more sports radio.
I’ll admit: I’m pretty addicted to sports radio. But what really interests me is the NFL talk. When the Super Bowl is over, sports radio tries to hold on to the listeners for a few more weeks, but really the shows become focused on the NBA and Spring Training. No thank you.
So this time of year I fire up my iTunes and audio books onto my iPod and start using my commute time for some learning. Right now I’m going through Francis Chan’s book Crazy Love. I’m also listening to North Point Church’s series on money called Balanced. After that I’m not quite sure where I’m going, but most likely another audiobook.
I have about a 20 minute commute each way to work in the morning. Additionally, I sometimes have windshield time to our job site for the day. This means I can log up to 60 minutes of learning each day. That’s 300 minutes a week. I’m not sure how long an audio book is but this is a big chunk of time I used to spend on sports radio.
Do you have seasons where you read more than others? Do you listen to audiobooks?