Posts Tagged ‘ country ’

Catching Up and New Beginnings

Welcome back! Last time, I was getting ready for summer and talking about my daily routine. The summer show season came and went and new cattle have replaced the old. (only in the barn, most definitely not anywhere else) Our show gilts have pigged and our show heifers have had babies as well.

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This summer was a very successful one from the county fair to the Missouri State Fair. The Murphy/ Loges show crew took home many awards, recognitions and memories from this summer. Like almost the whole country, Missouri was dry and hot, but we did our best to keep ourselves and our livestock as cool as can be.

This fall was eventful with going back to school, exhibiting at the American Royal, and cattle sales. We have added 5 new treasurers to the show crew with 2 steers and 3 heifers. So far, we have been to one outing, MU AGR, and had a blast making memories.

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It’s not WHAT you know; it’s WHO you know

It’s not what you know; it’s who you know… I have recently started to realize how true this motto is. Now being a college student, it is all about the connections and being in the right place at the right time. Sure, being intelligent and knowledgeable is important, but having a foot in the door already definitely puts you a step ahead.

Having two different “lifestyles”, I believe that I have a heel in one door and a boot in the other. My connections on both ends of the spectrum have different goals, ways of lives, and points of views.  Both sides have helped me grow and be able to fit in anywhere.  When I was 10 years old I would have never imagine I would be living in town for half of my life. I had the stereotype in my mind that all “town kids” did was ride their bike to the city park and play video games. They spent time with their friends and I spend time with my show livestock. This intervention has grown my mind, given me experiences, and made connections.

I wouldn’t be where I am today without the people who have helped me get here.  If anybody would have told me 5 years ago I would be at Missouri State University, or I would enjoy showing cattle more than pigs, I would have probably told you that you were crazy. Every event in my life has happened for a reason and has made me, in some way, a better person for it.

I know I learn something and meet someone new every day. I believe everyone in my life is a teacher to me, old or young, good or bad. Whether it be for a job or a friendship, I haven’t done it on my own and my “connections” have always been behind the scenes helping me along the way.