Quick post tonight, folks.
Mainly because I just finished reading "The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom" by Amy Chua and my head is spinning. SPIN-ING. I picked this book up on Friday afternoon and could not put it down. Maybe you've heard of it? It's raising all kinds of hell, and catapulting the author to the status of Asian-devil-mom.
If you're not up on the controversy, just Google her name. And THEN, read the book.
I'm gonna be honest and tell you that I didn't get that. At all. She is extreme (don't hear me say that she's not), but there is a lot I admire and take away from that book. Which I will explain in detail, tomorrow. When I'm not brain dead, as is often the case on Sunday nights.
In the meantime, I am going to give you a link to a blog post my husband sent me this week. Easily the MOST inspiring thing I have read in a long time. This post is written for creative types, but really, I think it's a great list of ideas for anyone who thinks of life as a creative process--I mean, even MOTHERHOOD calls for us to stretch our inspirational muscle, right? Take a look at how you're doing it and how you want to be better...and apply what this dude says. It might be one of the reasons Amy Chua is striking a chord with me--one might say that I am a *collector* of ideas, who sees life as a work in continual progress.
Click HERE to learn "How to Steal Like an Artist"...trust me, it's totally worth the read. And I'd love to hear thoughts. We'll have our own little intellectual revolution, right here on this blog.
Hello week, here we come.