One of my favorite Disney movies has always been Finding Nemo. My favorite character is Dory because not only do we both struggle to remember things at times, but also because she is one of the most optimistic characters in the world. I have found myself repeating her classic phrase, “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming,” whenever I’m in a rough place.
There is a line in the FFA creed that reads, “I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations…”. From the very beginning we all knew there would be joyful success and uncomfortable struggles. We all need to know the agricultural industry and life in general will always have its ups and downs. Just this last year FFA faced a huge struggle with COVID-19. Many of us didn’t know how to overcome this struggle, but we just kept moving forward. Now look at where we are. We are going to be attending an in-person National FFA Convention for the first time in two years, and you can bet that it’s going to be the best convention yet!
FFA members, we’ve all been through some struggles over the last few years, and even the last few months. However, what makes us stronger is not when we fall, but when we get back up. We always need to keep moving forward and overcome our struggles. As you move forward this year and in the future, remember, FFA members, to always “Just Keep Swimming.”