I am currently in the spring semester of my sophomore year, and I am still unsure of what I would like to do after graduation. I struggle with aching to know what my future holds for me and I do not like continuing through life not knowing. Some of my friends and my college advisor says that I stress way too much about this, and they tend to tell me that I still have plenty of time to think about all of the different options.
My biggest fear in life is not knowing what I am doing with my life. I fear that I will never find a place that I feel like I belong in. Right now, I am majoring in agricultural communications, but I am considering changing my major to agricultural business-marketing and sales. As much as I enjoy writing, I am not sure if I could see myself using that for a career. I think that the business route is a little more broad and may give me a few more options that I would enjoy. I still may minor in agricultural communications, because communications is always used, no matter what field you go into.
As I have said in some of my previous blogs, I am also involved in Missouri State University’s Cattlemen’s Association and it has given me many different opportunities to do things. My organization is an affiliate of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, and luckily they have been nice enough to forward us internship opportunities. I found one that looked really interesting to me and I began to look more into it. The more I read about it, the more excited I became. It sounded like an experience that would be educational, fun, and would help me with my future in the long run.
I decided to apply for the internship and kept my fingers crossed while I pressed the submit button. Eventually, they reached out to me and told me that I had been chosen for the interview process. I tried not to get too excited, because I still had a long way to go before I could possibly get the internship. So, I drove to Columbia, Missouri to have my interview at their main office. Luckily, I have an aunt that lives there, so she let me spend the night at her house and she gave me a lot of good advice before I left for the interview, that morning. When I went into the interview, I felt very nervous, but I also felt comfortable, because I was surrounded with people that were very similar to me and we shared very common passions.
I left the interview feeling confident, but I still did not want to get too excited because there was a good possibility that I would not be chosen for the internship. Several days later, I received an email from the executive director, asking if he could call me. When he called me, he sounded very laid back and casual, so I was nervous. It turned out that he was calling to tell me that…I GOT THE INTERNSHIP!
This summer, I am pleased to announce that I will be an intern for the Missouri Beef Industry Council. I will be based out of their Columbia office, but I will get the chance to travel all over Missouri. This will be a big change for me, because I am used to working on my family farm over the summer, but I think this will give me some experience that I need for my future.
One thing that I am guilty to admit that I was happy about, was that I felt relief when I received this internship, because it meant that I would not have to help during hay season at home. I could not be that lucky though. My new boss was so kind enough to let me only work four days a week, so that I can go home on the weekends to still help out on our beef farm…yay.
Although, I still do not have my future plans fine tuned, I know that I am headed in the right direction and that God will help lead the way. I am ecstatic to see what this summer has to hold for me and I will try to keep you all updated about this crazy, beautiful journey of mine!