It still hasn’t hit me that I just finished my last Ag Media
Summit as a student. The next time I come back here it will be as a full fledged
Last week was an absolute whirlwind and as I packed a
large plaque into my suitcase I can’t help but stare at the name engraved in
it. I can’t believe it’s true. I've watched as several other talented students before me have vied for and won this award. This week/weekend has been exciting, nerve
wracking and so much fun. I’ve fulfilled long-term goals and reconnected with
amazing friends and future colleagues.
But now it’s silent. The excitement has died down and
Scottsdale will soon only be a memory.
However, I want to remember what I felt in these past few
days, in the incredible moments of learning, joy and success. But most of all I
want to remember how humbled I am in this moment at the greatness of God for
allowing me to find such a wonderful industry with such great people. I am
beyond grateful for the opportunity to be a part of it and so incredibly
honored to be recognized by the leaders of it.
My first word as a child was please, my younger sister’s was
thank you. Obviously my mother placed a high value on manners and instilled in
us these two important phrases early. However, the past week I have said thank you a thousand times but to be
honest the phrase just falls short of what I wish to express. No matter what
emphasis I place on it or how it is phrased the words don’t compare to the gratitude
I have for the people who have helped me reach this point, the people who have
gone before me and who’s work I admire and to the Lord for weaving me into such
a wonderful industry in which to do his work.
So for now all I can say is….
Labels: Ag Media Summit, Forrest Bassford Award, gratitude, thank you