Wed, 17 May 2023
OFI 1714: Activities And Exposure To Opportunities | FFA SAE Edition | Taylor Crouch | Maroa Forsyth High School FFA
Taylor Crouch is a sophomore in high school and her FFA chapter's reporter. She is also a three sport athlete and a serial entrepreneur at the age of 15. There is a lot to talk about from this interview with Taylor, but throughout all of the different sports, livestock shows, businesses and ways of connecting with people throughout the U.S. one theme stood out. The more active you are in high school, the more opportunities that you will be exposed to. In this way, students who are very involved really do have an advantage.
Based on Taylor's description of herself, I would call her an extrovert. However, not everyone is an extrovert, and that is fine. I think what is proven in this interview that is introverted students need to find a way to get outside of their comfort zone and become active. The reason is that the activity will lead you to meet new people, be exposed to different circumstances and experience new things. Somewhere inside of all of that activity there is something that will resonate with you, and will help to shape your future.
I consider myself an introvert, and I think my daughter is one also. I don't think that a person needs to be as social as Taylor to be exposed to many opportunities. But, and introverted person still needs to follow their interests and get involved in those interests. The biggest challenge for them may be not allowing their natural introversion to keep them from pursuing those interests. And, as Taylor points out in the interview, the FFA is an excellent place to learn to push those comfort zones and to start getting exposed to situations that will eventually spark and interest.