I sat for a while thinking of what would be a good way to kick off this blog. Did I want to be serious? Funny? Deep and moody? There were some ideas until this struck me, I have recently read a book that has completely changed how I view myself as an artist and has maximized my work ethic. I may be passing out in bed at 2 am and fall into a death-like sleep, but I feel like I hardly waste a moment of time. The War of Art by Steven Pressfield is a book I wholeheartedly think every creative person should read.
Now when my professors told us they wanted to get this book and read it I was thinking, oh great, another self help book. I never thought much on that kind of literature, that it was all about trying to make money off people's insecurities. How to lose weight, fall in love, love yourself, blah blah blah blah blah. This isn't like that, it's a swift kick in the ass that launches you into having a life changing epiphany, at least, that's how it was for me. Now I'm tackling work in a whole new way, I've never felt so much assurance that I'm on the right track for my life.
I'm not going to give much away, but it's a quick read, and I can't recommend it enough.