Friday, April 5, 2013
Tonight's the night!
Today was a great day. I met with a student who seemed a little lost and a little unsure of why she had chosen the path she was on. So I asked her, if you could go be anything - anything at all - what would it be? And she said, 'a farmer'. Kindred spirits are we. But it made me kind of sad. Why is there a girl who wants to be farmer spending 4 years at a school that she would rather not attend studying a subject that she really isn't interested in? There's a hundred reasons I suppose. Maybe her parents are pushing her away from the much less lucrative field of farming. I think it is sad that compensation is measured in money. I'm no different. I would rather be many places than where I am 9 hours a day. But my kids hopefully want a college education - and working at a University certainly helps. Because it's the thing to do.
I found this video on one of the blogs I like to read and it really hits home. And speaking of dreams and farms and doing what one wants to do......tonight I took my first riding lesson (actually riding and horse-caring) and I fell in love. I rode a beautiful Tennessee walker named Phoenix. And he is beautiful, just like the other Phoenix I know.