Lex Barrie


This is the quote that was stitched into my pencil case when my grandmother gave it to me. It came with the usual pencil, eraser and sharpener, all stuffed together in my pencil case at Christmas. I love it.

My mom said to me though, “Where are you going to put that so you can see it often?”

The truth was I hadn’t thought about looking at the quote on my pencil case daily. I simply assumed that every once in a while I would find it in my drawer and smile at the thought of it. But my mom was right (as usual).

I wanted to see it more often. So, we shoved it behind my easel so that every time I would walk by it, I would see the quote.  I didn’t think much of it at first, but it slowly started to resonate with me. Life was going to be the hardest thing any living creature could get through, but that doesn’t mean that we cannot do it.

I thought about this quote last night when I was doing research for colleges and universities. I thought about all the bad things that could happen when I do go back. I could get lost, I could be late, I could be the one who everyone talks about behind their backs because I will have chosen to study and not have a social life. Yes, these are all probably going to be me.

The truth is though, I don’t intend to go to college or university to make friends. I don’t see that as the point. I will go back to get the education that I need to build my future. Plus, everyone get lost as some point I assume so it can’t be that embarrassing. I am not sure what I want from life though. I am still not sure where I want to be.

I have been blessed since I started school to be good at a little of everything and no one particular field or study. As much as I am grateful for it though, it does make it hard for me to decide exactly what I know I can do. The bright side is though, that I know that whatever I decide, I will be able to do it! We all need a little confidence booster 🙂

For now, this quote still remains on my pencil case but it has moved from my easel to my desk so I can actually use it the way a pencil case deserves to be used. As long as it keeps inspiring me though, I don’t see it mattering at any point where it stays the night.

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