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Down in the boondocks

Lately I’m reflecting on how dang lucky I am and how far I’ve come.

Six and a half years ago I was drowning in NSF fees, frequently getting my utilities cut off, commuting 30 minutes in the southeast Louisiana heat with no a/c and a heck of a lot of nasty bugs flying in my hair and mouth, grabbing internet on a five-year-old computer with a slow-ass dial-up connection. Affordable satelite internet was unheard of at the time for those of us in rural America.That was the beginning of a long road of bad relationships, bad decisions and bad experiences. The best decision I made was leaving Northwest Arkansas three months before Hurricane Katrina blew away the rural town I had lived in.

And now, here I am – still trying to find my way as always, but living in a loving and peaceful home with my mom and my dog, doing things I love doing and living a very simple life. And I have high-speed Internet again. It’s amazing how many things can change in a split-second of our universe’s long history.

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