Today was the last day of my discounted Kindle Unlimited subscription. I’ve had it since December of 2018. It allowed me to read different books in the Kindle app almost for FREE. I had a 90-day subscription for .99 cents.
I was so excited to read ALL the books! I downloaded one book in particular that I was so looking forward to reading.
Never got around to it.
Then, yesterday, I realized my subscription was ending and I tried to rush to use up 90 days worth of subscription in 48 hrs.
I had 90 days to read that book and so many more.
Why did I not take advantage?
Why do I do that?
Why do you?
Do we think the subscription will always be there? I mean technically, Kindle Unlimited would still be there tomorrow, but it wouldn’t be .99 cents.
Try 9.99. Per month.
That’s a 2,927% increase.
It’ll cost you when you take your time with those subscriptions.
I’m not going to pay that increase and while I’m a pretty quick reader, I’m not going to be able to get through that book before the subscription period ends.
So, I forfeited what could have been a PRIME (excuse the pun) window of enjoyment. I didn’t claim the subscription that was mine for the taking.
Not because it was a hardship to claim it. Not because it put up a fight. Not because I forgot it was there.
I didn’t utilize that subscription simply because I allowed EVERYTHING else to get in the way.
I had time. I had space. I had opportunity.
There are no excuses. I just didn’t. I just didn’t use the ALMOST FREE subscription that was available to me.
And, now I’m upset. I’m upset that I didn’t read ALL the books and do ALL the things available to me through that subscription. I started that book and I’ll have to figure out another way to finish it that’s either going to cost me time or money.
It didn’t have to be this way. ALL.I.HAD.TO.DO.WAS.ACCEPT.AND.USE.THE.SUBSCRIPTION.
Why do I not take advantage of subscriptions at the most opportune time?
Why do I wait until the end of a subscription to realize the benefits of a subscription that has been there since the beginning?
Me & subscriptions have GOT to get it together.
I seem to do this with every subscription I get. I don’t seem to know a good thing until it’s almost gone.
I wonder what’s worse; a subscription I opened but didn’t fully claim or a subscription I never opened at all?
Don’t be like me.
Claim your subscriptions. EVERY SINGLE ONE.
Oh. Substitute subscriptions for blessings and re-read.