Sunday, July 31, 2016

Small Towner, Big Adventure

Blue jeans, corn on the cob, watermelon, front porches and thunderstorms all remind me of one thing, summer. Growing up on a farm, work was the sole purpose of my being during the summer. Like any career path farming has good days and the not so good ones, but when someone does what they love they never have to work a day in their life, right? These long days of work in the summer often afforded me the pleasure of many relaxing nights off that lent themselves to dancing, sipping on some good sweet tea and laughing endlessly at the conversations that surrounded the dinner table. However, I have pressed paused on many of these memorable events that surround the farm this year while serving a one year term as a National FFA Officer. October 31, 2015, I was elected as the Southern Region Vice President for the National FFA Organization and I've been traveling the world ever since. 

Election to Southern Region VP, National FFA
Something y'all should know about me though is I have had quite the opportunity to experience life outside the farm gate this year. From Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between, I've been able to witness small town life as well as big city comfort. Great circumstances have afforded me the ability to press pause on my college degree at the University of Georgia as I travel and advocate for student agricultural leadership. Come with me on my journey of discovering those "small town feels" in the midst of a crazy, hustle and bustle kind of world.