Back in the day (as in, the early to mid-2000’s), I was a big fan of the book series, A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket (pseudonym for American author, Daniel Handler). I remember eagerly awaiting the release of each new book in the series, going to buy them (with my own allowance money, might I add, something I was very proud of) as soon as they were available.
The books were eccentric, but that’s why I liked them. They weren’t like every single other book out there on the market and to my young, pre-teen self, that was refreshing.
So, I read these books around a decade ago and I remember the gist of the plot (three orphaned siblings are schlepped around from one exceptionally strange foster home with some sort of evil villain to the next), but that’s about it. As I was searching through my Pinterest Board the other day, I came to realize that Lemony Snicket has some damn good advice hidden within those pages that I read so long ago.
So, without further ado, I give you day 2 of my 3 Days, 3 Quotes challenge:
Fear has the ability to govern our lives. It can keep us from so much and well, quite frankly, I think that’s dumb. This quote puts me in mind of my own decision to head to Thailand to teach English. Am I nervous and a little scared to head to a foreign country with an entirely different culture that speaks an entirely different language and live there? Absolutely. Will I truly be ready when September comes around and I board that flight? Hell no! But I know it will be worth it in the end. Sometimes you just gotta go for it, and Lemony Snicket has conveyed that through this quote so eloquently.
I was nominated for the Three Days, Three Quotes Challenge by My Overflowing Thoughts. I have chosen not to nominate anyone in return, but anyone who’d like to join the challenge on their own is welcome.