I love the state of Mississippi.
Mississippi embraced me as its own for four of the most formative years of my life. It embraced me and called me its own without hesitation. Mississippi gave me opportunities I wouldn’t have had anywhere else. For me, it was a place full of people who helped me grow, people who helped me fail (and learn from those failures), and people who loved me and invested in me. I met some of my dearest mentors and friends with whom I’m still in touch in Mississippi. Oh, and I met my wife in Mississippi.