A varied reading list can keep the daily grind from wearing down ambition and determination, and staying inspired while chasing after dreams and goals is absolutely the key to achieving them. Sneak away from family, work, and responsibilities a few minutes every day and be inspired by these amazing stories of strength and resolve, even in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and you’ll recharge your creative batteries and be ready to tackle tough projects again in no time.
An exceptional read at any point in life, You Are A Badass is particularly poignant during life changes. College graduation, divorces, marriages, or the first day at a new job all demand some extra motivation, and these bite-sized admonitions encourage anyone to banish fear, deny excuses, and kick ass every day.
Felicia Day wears a dozen different creator’s hats, with an acclaimed web series about her experience in the “boys club” of video games, as well as acting and producing credits under her belt. Embrace Your Weird comes on the heels of You’re Never Weird on the Internet and Day’s honed voice shines through in this artist’s dream book. Part guided journal, part sympathetic therapist, with a heavy dose of cheerleading, she shares her proven strategies for moving beyond fear and doubt and embracing artistic expression, whether you’re an amateur or a professional.