I am blessed with opportunity

I am blessed. Blessed to be alive. Blessed to be fortunate enough to attend college. Blessed to have a family that loves me. Blessed to be healthy. Blessed with many opportunities.

Opportunity; that’s a word we hear too often. We say we will take every opportunity we can, yet very seldom do we follow through.

Last weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Agriculture Future of America Leaders Conference in Kansas City. I figured I knew what to expect, seeing as though I had been to many leadership conferences with FFA throughout high school. Boy, was I wrong.

AFA was focused on teaching leaders what’s next, not how to become a leader. They already saw us as leaders for either earning the scholarship to get there, or being accepted after submitting an application. We chose to be there, it wasn’t just by chance of a school trip.

This made the sessions focus more on what skills we need as leaders to take the next step. Every single session is applicable to my life with leadership, as well as school, family, friends and relationships. I feel confident knowing this conference was worth my while. And I would have missed out on all of this if I wouldn’t have taken the opportunity.

I have now challenged myself to actually take opportunities more often. There are so many out there! And I challenge each of you to do the same. Who knows what will come of it!