The other day I found a book I used to read when I was little. It’s amazing how much this book shaped my life, “Hey World, Here I Am!” by Jean little. It influenced my love of journals and sketchbooks, love of my friends, my belief in the preciousness of individuality, and apparently my horrible love affair with self indulgent “taking a break from it all” type days. check it:
“Today I will not live up to my potential.
Today I will not relate well to my peer group.
Today I will not contribute in class.
I will not volunteer one thing.
Today I will not strive to do better.
Today I will not achieve or adjust or grow enriched or get involved.
I will not put up my hand even if the teacher is wrong and I can prove it.
Today I might eat the eraser off my pencil.
I’ll look at the clouds.
I’ll be late.
I don’t think I’ll wash.
I need a rest” – Jean Little