As I sat looking out of my airplane window, a lot of thoughts went through my head. First, I have this minor birthday coming up which makes me another year older…… Yikes!! Second, I truly needed to get home and see my baby. I thought about how much I need to really start working harder on my goals and making a name for myself. I work pretty hard now, but you can always work harder. I pondered about how much the Women In Ranching program is so special to me. Most of all, I thought about how fortunate I am.
I am SO lucky to be able to go and travel and be involved in an industry that I am so passionate about. I am so fortunate to have parents that are able to make all of these things happen for me. These small but significant things show the true love a parent has for a child. There are so many people that are not as fortunate as I am. Some have just been told over and over to just get a job that makes the most money regardless of the fact that they may not even enjoy the job. Now, do not get me wrong, I know every job has its ups and downs. However, I have often heard the saying; “Do something you enjoy and you will never work a day in your life.”
This past year has been an amazing ride and one where I became more and more involved in an industry that I love. I went from being just a member in a collegiate organization to the Vice President of Texas CattleWomen. From there I am now privileged to serve on the Board of Directors for American National CattleWomen. As time has passed, I have gotten to meet more and more people who are just as passionate about the Cattle Industry as I am.
Thankfully, I now find that the things I worried and stressed about do not seem as important anymore. I know that I have finally found a place where I fit, regardless of the fact that my background may be quite different than a lot of other people in the industry. If you have the passion, anything is possible. From here on out, it is only UP! I have found my true happiness and I am holding on to it dearly.
As always spread some love, we could all use a little more love!