Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I hope you love what you do!

Sometimes when I get frustrated with school stuff, I remember that in all honesty there is nothing I'd rather be doing. All the hard work is going to pay off and I'm going to get to have a career doing exactly what I want! Yay! Last Thursday I spend the afternoon with a man who is doing exactly what he loves: breeding soy beans. For all my CC friends, you know who I'm talking about! Noose Your Yoodle! We thought we were pretty clever back then, because we could basically ask Mr. T about his soy beans and we wouldn't have to talk chemistry that day. He told me the other day, that he didn't care what we talked about as long as we were learning. Considering most of us barely knew what soy beans were, we were learning something new about soy beans every time we got off track. The afternoon was fantastic! I'm sure everyone has someone in their life who made a difference, but might not have been fully appreciated at the time. I really enjoyed seeing Mr. T's garden at home. The one he always talked to us about. Then, I got to see the farm land he rents to grow his beans. He even taught me how to hand pollinate the beans. It takes more patients than I have in this life time, but he just sits there peeling away the delicate petals of the flowers and transferring the pollen. I've never seen anything quite like it. It was cool to see exactly what he's so proud of. Don't you hope everyone can be so lucky to be doing what they want to do every day?

I was also reminded that rural Indiana is gorgeous! Could it have been a prettier day?!?

1 comment:

femmefrugality said...

I never realized how important loving your career is until I found one that I loved. It makes it so much easier to get out of bed in the morning if you're doing something you'd be doing for free...and then getting paid for it. It also makes the world a much better place when we find people like the soy bean man who teach us with passion! Looks like a fun day!