So one day I ran across a list of 50 post ideas on Fat Mum Slim. One of the ideas was that thing that happened in high school that pretty much changed your life forever. Wow, now that's deep. Truthfully there are 2 different events that happened, one happened when I was a freshman and the other happened when I was a sophomore.
Let's focus on the thing that happened when I was a freshman though.
I grew up showing horses. That's no news here. We had Arabians that we showed in Western Pleasure type classes until I was 5 and then my mom her gelding and we got out of the Arabian horses and bought Quarter Horses that we showed in Cutting events. So I pretty much grew up sitting on the fence learning how to show cutting horses until the day I got to show.
But that's not what we're focusing on today... oooo did I mislead you? So I got into 4-H just because I wanted to show at the county fair, but I didn't show the type of horses that they showed at the 4-H County Fair show, but I went and competed anyway. It still wasn't where my heart was.
Then when I became a Freshman in high school I joined FFA.
That was my turning point. I got to wear those spiffy Blue Corduroy Jackets with the FFA emblem on it. I got to learn the FFA Creed. And I got into showing livestock, which is what I wanted to show at the county fair.
But FFA gave me so much more. It gave me a voice, it gave me purpose, it gave me everything. I can't say enough good things about the blue and gold, and that perfect corduroy jacket!