When I was asked to come back to the small neighborhood in IL where I was born plus raised, I had to know about it for a few afternoons. Although I do have some good memories about growing up on the farm, I had worked honestly hard to build a new life for myself. I couldn’t imagine living in IL againâ€¦ But our old middle school English mentor called me, then she was now the principal of the little school, plus wanted myself and others to come plus speak to her students. She said a lot of them wanted to get out of the IL farming life, plus that I could inspire them to follow their dreams. I consistently had a soft spot for Mrs McGill, so I booked the next flight to IL plus returned to our old stomping grounds. It felt care about this would be a good way to give back to the community that has formed the person I am today, plus to assist the young people of IL who were going through the same things I went through, when you grow up in rural IL it’s sort of expected that you will stay local, plus become a farmer or other domestic worker, for IL kids that have dreams of school, or science, or the arts,they need a little encouragementâ€¦ On a much more self-serving sidenote, I also wanted to load up on cannabis when I was there, because IL produces some of the stickiest, ickiest chronic I have ever smoked! Between school plus cannabis, this trip will kill more than one birds with 1 stone.