Today I finished an exciting application for a small job I am hope to get. It is something big and it isn't like your typical job. It is something I think I would be good at if chosen. There were several aspects to this application, but there was one part I want to share with you. For the written section there were three questions. I had to write a response to two of those questions. One of the questions was:
If you had a boat, what would you name it & why?
My response was:
If I had a boat, hands down, it would be called Southern and Thankful. Not only is that the name of my website and blog, it embodies who I am. Growing up in a small, rural Southeast Arkansas town one understands and appreciates being “southern”. Life goes at a little slower pace, people still use “please and thank you”, folks still take time to speak, and waving at other drivers while tooling around town is very commonplace. It is a fact that most people know your business, but when struggles of life, or joys occur, the support received is overwhelming! There is just a different kind of lifestyle lived in the South, one with a hospitality that is not easily duplicated. It is of course one of the many reasons that I am thankful! (You see these two things are closely linked!) Thankfulness is a state of mind, and as I write about in my blog, there is something to be thankful for every day. In fact there is generally more than one thing. That attitude brings a joy and contentment that makes each day a happy one, no matter what. I don’t know where life will take me, but I will always be a Southern boy with a thankful heart. A vessel named Southern and Thankful would be the truest representation of me!
If I don't get the job it will be okay because there is something to be excited about. No matter what happens, I am thankful because I can look at this as another way to share my message and share my brand with someone. In this case, hopefully, more than one person will see my message. Everyday I wake up and try to impact others with Southern and Thankful. Some days are harder than others. Most days, I feel like I succeed. Today, I know I did. Now it is all in God's hands... And HEY I am thankful for that!
ps- thanks to my mom for the help with this answer and the application. Also, thanks to Hannah Oliver for the additional help. It's good to have kind people in your corner.
Southern and Thankful
Blessed is an understatement when it comes to my life. Each and every day I am amazed by God's steadfast love. In return, I have claimed this space to show my thanks and whatever else comes along the way. A recent graduate from Texas Christian University who loves any creative insta post, all donuts, and dress pants that make you do a double take. I pray God has a grand purpose for me and I plan to get there with a little Southern and a lot of Thanks! Join me!