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  1. What would you do today if there was no tomorrow?
    1. Invite those I love to come on a trip to the Caribbean
  2. What or who inspires you most in this world? And why?
    1. Animal rescue, I believe that the kindness you show to animals shows a person’s character
    1. Removal of Mandatory minimum sentencing in the United States, all offenders should be sentenced individually based upon their history not some good ole boy law that treats everyone the same regardless of circumstance
  3. What goals did you meet or achievements did you reach this year that you are most proud of?
    1. I wrote a book about the experience with my oldest son thru addiction, incarceration, and recovery “Mad as Hell, A Mom’s Journey”
  4. When was the last time you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone? 
    1. Last year when we went to Vegas, ziplined for the first time above the strip
  5. What are the three words that would best describe yourself?
    1. Fun, strong, driven
  6. What is one thing you could change today to start living a better tomorrow?
    1. Cut down my wine intake ;0)
  7. What is one dream or goal in life you have given up on and why?
    1. In high school I wanted to be a fashion buyer but as I have matured it did not seem as exciting
  8. What piece of advice would you give your younger self?
    1. Travel and see the world before you begin a career
  9. Name your top 3 goals coming into this new year?
    1. Reduce my body fat by 5%
    2. Pay off in full my student loan
    3. Meet with friends once a month just because
  10. If you came into enough money that you never had to work again, what would you do with your time?
    1. I would travel and eat
    2. The spa and plastic surgeon would know me by first name
  11. If you could say one sentence to the whole world right now and everyone would hear it, what would it be?
    1. You never know the impact of showing kindness to another person

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Posted in Misc Rambling

Thank God a New Year 2020

A New Year

To say that 2019 was one hell of a ride is an understatement. If you follow my blog you know that my oldest son was incarcerated as part of the good ole boy network and the asinine mandatory minimum sentencing laws in Idaho, my dad passed away unexpectedly, both my old rescue dogs died, and I wrote a book about all this craziness. “Mad as Hell, A Mom’s Journey”

I am thrilled to say I made it through and truly am grateful for all that I learned in 2019.
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t EVER want to repeat that shit, but I truly believe everything happens for a reason:
1. Love your family, this for me is not just blood relatives
* Know who shows up when you need them and those that you only hear from when they need something
* I am that ride or die momma for those I love
2. Have empathy and compassion- you never know what is happening in someone’s life
* A kind word or smile truly makes a difference
* Don’t judge until you have walked in someone else’s shoes
* We are all 2 paychecks away from being homeless
3. Drugs are not a choice
* Do some research before you open your mouth
* Drugs take over the neurons in the brain (dopamine)
* Not all addicts relapse or become dealers to support their habit
* Recovery is possible
* Not all addicts recover the same way
If I have learned nothing else in 2019 it is that no one has your best interests at heart but you, research, rely on facts, and be an advocate for those that can’t do it for themselves.    
Oh and last, adopt a shelter dog, people are dumb, dogs are great and we all need some companionship and to feel needed. Here is my rescue, Punkin Spice Latte Starr