My name is Barclay Davis. I am 21 years old and have grown up in Mobile for the majority of my life. I have two sisters, Brianna and Brooke, and I am the middle child. My dad, Brian, is a safety man out of Lucedale and my mom, Tessie, teaching K-4 at a local daycare. Brianna, my older sister, works at CPSI and Brooke, the youngest, in currently enrolled at Bishop CC in hopes to get a nursing degree. I graduated high school in 2009 from Mary G Montgomery and went to Lurleen B Wallace CC in Andalusia, AL on a softball scholarship. After graduating from LBW with an Associates in Science I transferred to South Alabama to continue my education.
As I graduated high school, I was in pursuit of a degree in nursing, however, things changed when I went to LBW. While there, I started giving hitting and fielding lessons to young girls anywhere from 6 years old to 16 years old and I decided my heart was in coaching and teaching kids. I changed my major and I am currently seeking a degree in Secondary Education specifically in math. While I'm trying to finish school, I am the assistant coach at my Alma Mater and enjoying every second of seeing what my life will be like once I finally get my career started. I can honestly say I am so glad I discovered what I should be doing, and what I'll be happy doing before I got too far into the nursing program! Friendly reminder: It's not always about the money, do what you love! :)
During Dr. Pausch's lecture, something I was pretty fond of, and that I listened to a few times to grasp what he was trying to say, was the section on doing the right things vs doing things right. I think if you do the right things everything else with fall into place in a way that they are manageable, versus doing things right which could be fairly time consuming and not important in the big picture. I have not heard any lectures from Dr. Pausch, however I think some of the things he has to say would be very influential and positive for some of my softball players that are stressing about all of the things they have going on and need to do, or so they think.