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As I substitute teach at Haas Hall Academy, I am reminded of my friends and my past.

Jason Moore and I had a drama classes in my early teens. I recall we did a production of Winnie the Pooh at the NWA mall. I remember rehearsals. At the mall, I skipped a huge section of the play. Therefore I had to improv and try to get some of the dialogue back into the show. Wing it! I recall my mom discussing plays that she was in through college. She described feeling outside of herself looking at herself below. Thinking I have to get back in my body and say my lines. Terrifying and interesting all in one.

When I was in graduate school, my supervisor worked with a large population of women whom suffered from DID, previously know as multiple personality disorder. Many of these women had experienced extreme amounts of abuse. Dissociating is a coping mechanism that people’s brains sometimes do when they are processing something difficult. I recall someone describing it to a class of mine. We were asked “have you ever driven somewhere and missed a turn or forgotten how you got there? Of course we all had. They explained well you dissociated.

Jason and I continued to be friends through out high school. My girls get embarrassed because I often bring up Jason’s work. I think they question if I really know him.

He is one of the many the #faroutstars that I have been lucky to know.

Jason has been working on Cher on broadway. Chris and I had the opportunity to see Cher in Vegas. We went to see Mark play with Seal. I was disappointed that Bette was on hiatus from her Vegas show. I have enjoyed Cher as an actress more then a musician. Chris and I rested rather then see her perform. Cher is definitely a performer that I have come to appreciate and admire. Not sure I will make s special trip to see Cher. However if it travels at some point, maybe I will get the chance to see Jason’s work on Cher.

TikTok

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How many social media apps are there? 200+. More developing daily.

When I first went to the interactive media conference I was blown away by information. It was soo exciting. I was fired up and had all kinds of ideas.

I came back and was immediately questioned by others in my work world. Who said that’s not what Facebook is for?

It took the wind out of my sails. I was discouraged frustrated and pretty much gave up. Trying to explore new ideas to transition our business to the world it needed to be in.

Instead I did what others did. Keep doing things the same. Knowing our business’s death would come. 13 year and the Star Shopper died.

Burnout was high as I worked at the STAR SHOPPER. My Finical adviser sent me a book about finding your passion in life. I know others got frustrated by my exhausting bitching, morning and complaining.

For what ever reason I feel a bit regenerated to try to create something that is more meaningful. Trying to find joy more.

Will tiktok be a part of it?!

Fayetteville police officer ride along.

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When I was getting ready today my thoughts were new. As I dressed I thought of the uniform an officer wears everyday. In the mornings as I get ready for my day I have the freedom to pick what suits the day best depending on the weather, the tasks at hand and what will fit. If I am working outside I can dress accordingly. Meetings usually require less causal.

During my normal getting ready for the day I am often thinking of my tasks for the day. Prioritizing my responsibilities. Considering roadblocks they may alter my day and distract from what needs to get done.

As I prepared for my day to ride along with a police officer, I allowed myself to think what may go through officers minds as they ready for the day. Are they more apt to not think of the upcoming day as what may lie ahead. Knowing that their days unfold a variety of ways each day and must be prepared for whatever happens. They know their training, knowledge will give them the tools necessary to face their responsibilities. I imagine faith helps many of them to know that they have what it takes to serve our city each day.

The office I am riding with is Jonathan Harris. This stumbles me right off the bar. Because this officer is Pat to me. He is married to my niece. I have had the join of meeting him when he was young, seeing him fall in love with my precious niece. I remember when he enlisted into the military. Being so proud of him but scared for him as well.

https://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/167/Police-Department

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Mother’s Day•AP Testing•Snapchat Fun!

IMG_6629 Gigi working hard on Mother’s Day to prepare for AP tests.  AP tests were not in my world as a child.  My girls impress me that they have challenged themselves with these AP classes.  They have worked hard in these classes and maintained themselves.  Renee and Gigi are hopefully that they score three or above.  Whatever they score, I am proud of them for the dedication and determination to push themselves.  They impress me on a daily basis!

IMG_6624Renee worked on tie-dying t-shirts for her friends.  She is giving them t-shirts in honor of her birthday. Renee said “I guess that I just like giving gifts”.  What a wonderful lesson she has learned so early.  Giving can be rewarding and give to yourself as you give to others.

Now for some laughs watch the videos below:

 

Class of 2018

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We had a great night celebrating the HAAS Hall 2018 graduates. As I see these children set out to find their futures. It’s exciting and frightening on so many levels. The world is waiting. We know they will have ups downs and all arounds. All we can pray for is that they have more good experience than bad experiences. They are all such #faroutstars! Theses Boys and Girls will rule our world!

#HB1694

Thankful to be in the Arkansas Capitol on a Leadership Fayetteville trip. Because of this trip, I realized that another gun bill had been presented.  unfortunately, I had been a bit out of touch and had not been aware of this bill.  Once I looked into the bill, I realized that there had been lots of coverage.  When the bill was introduced another Arkansas representatives responses made this bill a national viral issue.  It is surprising to me that Ballinger feels justified to have submitted this bill.  I do hope that the majority of our representatives and our citizens are against this kind of gun legislation.  See links below to follow Arkansas Legislations and some of the coverage about #HB1694

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http://tinyurl.com/y5c3cmp2

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/03/09/gop-lawmaker-tried-silence-black-senator-gun-law-debate-she-stood-her-ground-won/?utm_term=.9806c8c12d50