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<<< The Good in Goodbye >>>

"Someday you'll see the reason that there's good in goodbye."      Saying goodbye is difficult in any situation and that is certainly true for this one. I am truly at a loss for words as my time interning at Harveyville Seed Company comes to an end. So many life lessons have been learned and memories made. This experience has been unlike any other in my life. The internship was not exactly what I expected, and I mean this in a good way - surprisingly!       This summer has been about stepping out of my comfort zone and diving...

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- Be Uncomfortable -

~ A comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there ~      The summer heat is here and it sure can be uncomfortable to be outside, but sometimes we must buck up and conquer the melting temperatures. Being uncomfortable isn't everyone's cup of tea, and it certainly isn't my favorite way to pass time. However, my experiences within the last week have taught be a thing or two about being in uncomfortable situations. 1. Being a female in a male dominated career field can be a bit daunting.  2. Don't be shy of your achievements and...

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Sometimes Plans Change...

I'm a perfectionist. There, I said it. And with that I start my tale... I plan everything out, and will even admit that at times I definitely over-plan. There will be no surprises for me because I try to think of everything before it happens so then I can avoid any catastrophes. But there are times that things happen that I never would have thought could, and this brings me to the point - sometimes plans change. To better understand, please allow me to explain. Hosting Garden Camp each week has easily been one of the highlights of my summer...

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Attitude & Altitude

* YOUR ATTITUDE DETERMINES YOUR ALTITUDE *     Growing up I always heard the line "Don't have an attitude." Whenever I would hear this I would roll my eyes, say 'OK', and move on. However, my outlook on this common phrase has changed tremendously recently!      While attending a customer relations based workshop, hosted by Purina, 'attitude' was a very common topic. The facilitators stressed that "Interaction, Trust, and Relationship," are the key components when working with a customer. It was simple to see how one's attitude could have a large impact on a customer and even others...

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~ Just Breathe ~

     Life is crazy, and it seems even more so during the summertime. Whether it is working 40+ hour weeks, running from one ball game to the next, or anything that makes you stop and ask 'Where did the time go?' we all have something in our life that we just rush through in order to get to the next thing. Typically we put so much of our effort into finishing one item or activity in order to get to the next that we do not take the time to just enjoy the moment.      This was certainly...

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