100 days. Only 100 days left.
Now the song that I quoted above is sadly becoming all too relatable. Believe it or not- I'm actually referring to state office. My team and I only have 100 days left to "Go All Out" for Indiana FFA. How is that even possible?! We only have 100 days left. That leaves us with just around 3 months to go.
|Summer of 2014|
Most recently the team and I have been working on various chapter visits, District Conventions, banquet speeches, schedules, and planning for State Convention. This is what our time has come down to.
Some of the other lyrics to "Live Like We're Dying" by Kris Allen are pretty accurate for our team's situation. The line right before the one that I originally quoted says,
"So if your life flashed before you- what do you wish you would have done? So we got to start looking at the hands on the time we've been given here, this is all we got, we got to start thinking if every second counts on a clock that's ticking- got to live like we're dying."
This is so true for state office. You only get one chance. One year. One opportunity to do what I get to do this year with 6 of my best friends. In 100 days this amazing experience that I have enjoyed with every being of my fiber will come to a close and 7 other eager, excited, inexperienced, passionate, adrenaline filled, young people will have a year ahead of them unlike they have ever imagined.
The things you experience, the people you meet, the businesses you interact with, the banquets you go to, the random things you do, the surprises, the networking, the memories, the laughs, the hugs, the tears, the successes, the one year that changes your entire life.
To anyone who reads this blog post- I want you to know that I truly plan on continuing to "live like I'm dying" for the remainder of my year in office. I am going to soak up every moment of what is left and continue to thank God for all that I have been blessed with!
I challenge you to live each and every day like it's your last! Tell those who you appreciate why you appreciate them, tell your family you love them, tell your coaches thank you, tell your advisors about the impact they have had on you. Just tell them.
Serving with a grateful heart,