I love this article about an Italian teacher’s summer homework list.
“Instead of giving his students required reading assignments, Catà gave them a prescription for how to live an inspired life, telling them that in the next few months, they should take time to admire a sunrise, dream about the future and read, because reading is “the best form of rebellion you have.”
It’s a beautiful list and inspires creativity – and as a writer, I need to constantly fuel my creative spirit!
A few of my favorites are:
3. Read as much as you possibly can. But not because you have to. Read because summers inspire adventures and dreams, and when you read you’ll feel like swallows in flight. Read because it’s the best form of rebellion you have (for advice on what to read, come see me).
4. Avoid things, situations and people who make you feel negative or empty: seek out stimulating situations and the companionship of friends who enrich you, who understand you and appreciate you for who you are.
7. At least once, watch the sunrise. Stay silent and breathe. Close your eyes, be thankful.
11. Be as happy as sunlight, as untamable as the sea. (my very fav!)
Read entire article here