When I was asked to come back to the small town in Illinois where I was born and raised, I had to suppose about it for a few days, and although I do have some great memories about growing up on the farm, I had worked entirely difficult to build a new life for myself; I couldn’t imagine residing in Illinois again, but my outdated private school English teacher called me! She was now the principal of the little school, and wanted me to come and speak to her students.
- She said a lot of them wanted to get out of the Illinois farming life, and that I could inspire them to follow their dreams.
I always had a soft spot for Mrs McGill, so I booked the next flight to Illinois and returned to my outdated stomping grounds. It felt love this would be a good way to supply back to the community that has formed the person I am today, and to assist the young people of Illinois who were going through the same things I went through, then when you grow up in rural Illinois it’s sort of expected that you will stay local, and become a farmer or other domestic worker; For Illinois teenagers that have dreams of university, or science, or the arts,they need a little encouragement, on a much more self-serving sidenote, I also wanted to load up on cannabis when I was there, because Illinois produces some of the stickiest, ickiest chronic I have ever smoked! Between school and cannabis, this trip will kill 2 birds with one stone.