Where does the time go?

I look back over my last nine years in the Nueces County 4-H program and that's what I ask myself. I chose to make 4-H my number one activity. 4-H covered everything i expected in one organization. I have shown horses, goats, sheep and rabbits. I learned how to sew, bake and can. I joined the photography club and this year I am starting a Veterinary Science group.

I set goals for myself and worked very hard to achieve them. I love to compete and I feel great pride in those accomplishments. I have won Grand Champion Goat, High Point Saddle and three reserve High Point buckles. My horses have won several Grand and reserve Grand champion honors. I have won many blue ribbons for homemaking and even placed with my breeder rabbits. In 2011, I was awarded the Gold Star, and this year The Golden Clover. This year I had the honor of winning State with my 4-H Record Book in Veterinary Science. I have been invited to Washington D.C. to the National 4-H Leadership Conference.

These accomplishments are shadowed by what 4-H has taught me about service. Through Run In JM 4-H Club, Nueces County Council and District 11 4-H, I have participated in many community service projects. Projects like Ronald McDonald House, Relay for Life, Quilt of Valor, just to name a few. Countless hours of service taught me to work with my friends, help others and work can be fun.

Where does the time go? I still can't quite figure that one out! The past nine years went by in a flash. I just hope through work and dedication I have made a difference in someone's life. Maybe a younger 4-H member or someone through community service. If there is a young person looking for the experience of their lifetime, I strongly recommend 4-H.