September 10, 2013

a turning point.

There are so many times in my life when I have often wondered why God placed me in the situation that He did.  As I look back on those things, I realize that it was all for the good of my heart, soul, and mind.  Knowing that God has got my back not only some of the time, but ALL the time is a pretty comforting feeling to have.  

Some major turning points in my life were: (get it? the space needle turns...maybe I am the only one laughing...yep, definitely am.)

+ Moving from Michigan to North Carolina
+ Running for National FFA Office and not being elected.
+ Starting as an agriculture teacher at St. Pauls High School
+ Being offered a job at Cheminova, a job in the agriculture industry.

I was about 15 years old when I moved from Michigan to North Carolina and let me tell traumatic...or at least I thought it was at 15 years old.  Let's just say that there was a lot of unhappiness in the Miller household for a couple of months.  At the time I didn't realize the impact that living in North Carolina would have on my life.  I went to one of the best high schools in the state of North Carolina, I was able to join and become an active member in the FFA, and I have had some of the best memories a girl could have asked for.  

After preparing many months to run for National FFA Office and not be elected really brought down my self esteem.  I was lost without the FFA, but thanks to a couple special people in my life, I found my way and eventually saw that I had a passion to work with people in the agriculture industry.  

When I accepted the job at St. Pauls, I did it because I loved the FFA chapter and loved the work that could be done in the community.  Little did I know how much of a positive influence those kids would have on me.  They made me comfortable in the world and taught me a few lessons (and a few hip-hop songs). I met one of my best friends and learned a lot about being on my own.

When God dropped the Cheminova job in my lap and told me to go...I went...and I am so glad that I did.  He took me completely out of my comfort zone, challenged me to be a better agriculturalist and gave me the opportunity learn the crop side of the industry while traveling the nation.  This job has been a blessing and has allowed one of my best friends to be my roommate. 

I couldn't be much happier than I am now and know I wouldn't be where I am without God making these major turning points part of my life.  When you spend some time looking back at all that you begin to realize just how blessed you really are!