Recently, one of my friends mentioned that I’ve changed in the past year. I started listening to TED Talks for fun, being more analytical, and looking at all aspects before making decisions. I really don’t think it is a bad thing, heck, I think it is a really good thing. I think part of the reason I’ve made such a transformation is that I had these amazing people around me who all seem more put together than I. Being the researcher I am, I asked them what made helped them to make the transformation and surprise surprise they each give me this list of books. HA!
I laugh because I feel like I am always reading, so how in the world am I supposed to add to my already long book list?! Furthermore, where in the world am I going to find the time to do this amazing reading for said transformation? SO here I am, a teacher, who spends her life teaching children to love reading and learning, spending her summer reading and transforming. I think it is amazing because it is an amazing time in my life to transform. So the transformation is beginning.
The book that inspired me to start this blog, was gifted to me by manager. I think that can only be the beginning of a transformation. This year I spent the year collecting books that will transform my life. 7Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey actually made me a better problem solver and that was suggested to me first from my dad, who is so amazing, and my principal, who I swear is a superhero in some ways. Just a disclaimer, this transformation is just to ensure that I can be the best me I can be. When you are surrounded by amazing people you just want to makes sure you aren’t slipping and you are always at your highest level of awesome.
So what’s the next book on the awesome list?
CATCH 22 by Joseph Heller!!!
There is always a lesson to be learned from great American Literature, especially when the title alone has significance in our culture. I’m excited!