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5 Jun

#GetInTheGroove with State Farm [Sponsored Post]

Disclosure: The following content has been sponsored by State Farm®.


Do you ever stop and think about what would happen if you had chosen a different path at some point in your life?  I try not to think about it too much, because I like to think that everything happens for a reason.  But occassionally (usually when I'm tired of work and in need of a vacation), I think "what if I had chosen a different major in college and what if I had never gone to law school?"  


I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Accounting, but I remember at one point thinking of changing my major to broadcast journalism.  I sometimes think that I missed my calling as a morning show host.  Where would I be if I had?  I don't know.  And that's a little scary to me.  If I had not majored in Accounting, then I might not have gone to law school at Tulane University in New Orleans.  If I had not gone to law school, then I might not have interned on Capitol Hill (and met President George W. Bush and Laura Bush at the White House!).  If I hadn't interned on Capitol Hill, then I might not have fallen in love with the DC area and decided to take the Maryland bar exam.  If I hadn't taken the Maryland bar exam and moved back to the DC area after graduating from law school, then I never would have worked for the firms that I worked for and…on second thought, maybe I wouldn't mind erasing one of those experiences.  But that's another story for another day.  Or not.  Anyway, back to what I was saying…If I hadn't lived in the DC area, I never would have made the friends I made there.  And who knows, I might not have ended up moving to Atlanta years later where I made even more great friends.  If I hadn't lived in Atlanta, then I might not have ended up in Charlotte when the job market and economy took a dive.  Had I not ended up in Charlotte, I might not have ever started this blog.  


Wow.  This blog which has been such a source of joy and fun and amazing opportunities and experiences.  This blog which was my entry into the blogging community where I've met some wonderful people.  This blog that helped me find and live my passions.  Double wow.  It's so crazy to me to think that the path that my life has taken could have been very different.  If I had chosen a different major in college, I might not be where I am today.  Even though everything isn't what I want it to be, overall I'm happy with my life the way it is.  Thinking about all the things I might have missed out on and all of the people that I might never have met (and usually after a good vacation) help me get back in the groove of things and not wish that any moment of my life had happened any other way.  


State Farm wants to help you "Get In The Groove" by offering you a chance to win a trip to the 2015 Essence Festival® in New Orleans. Just Instagram a photo or video of your best dance moves using the hashtags #StateFarmGroove and #ContestEntry, then upload it HERE using their "Connect to Enter" Instagram button.  Now, here's the good part, the prize.  One lucky winner will receive:

  • Round-trip coach airfare for winner and one (1) guest to New Orleans
  • Four (4) nights, five (5) days hotel accomodations in New Orleans
  • Two (2) tickets per night to the ESSENCE Festival concerts in New Orleans
  • Two (2) VIP Experience tickets (tickets to various VIP events provided by the ESSENCE Festival)
  • Transportation to and from the New Orleans, LA airport
  • The winner will appear in an ESSENCE and State Farm video on ESSENCE.com.


What are you waiting for??  Enter now!  Contest ends Monday, June 15th!


Disclosure: I received compensation for this sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of State Farm. The opinions and text are all mine.



As a member of The bLink Marketing Network, I received compensation for this sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of State Farm. The opinions and text are all mine.


Tamara Marbury
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