Teleportation

"If I could teleport anywhere, it would probably be to my dad, hug him, teleport to mom, hug her, then teleport to Cici’s and eat there."

The Odd Couple

“We met because we were going to China to study abroad for SEMO, and then we became best friends. We met in March, and the trip was two weeks in May. We went for two weeks, and then I stayed an extra week by myself with one other girl. And I never told my parents, …

Rebel for Life

"By the time I got to my third year of high school, the principal and I never saw eye-to-eye. If there was any mischief, I was usually around it, or was at least close enough that it was assumed I was involved with it whether I was or not. I never denied it. I was …

Finding Your Strength

"My parents didn't go to college, but they said, 'You're going to college.' I had no idea what I was going to do, and ended up majoring in what my sister was majoring in, because it looked like something I wanted to do. Luckily, it worked out for me and happened to be a great …

Let Us Think Different

"So, the one thing that I am concerned about and I worry about all the time is the future of towns the size of Cape Girardeau. What does a town the size of cape look like in 20 to 25 years, you know? What will our economy look like? What will our workforce look like? …

Flexible Opportunities

"I grew up in a tiny, rural town where drugs are really big and there really aren't that many opportunities. When I graduated high school, I started going to this community college and realized I was never going to make it. Instead, I decided to move to England for a few years and get my …

Most Valuable Possession

"I would say my wedding ring. My husband and I have been together for 28 years, and when Illinois finally- they didn't legalize gay marriage, but they legalized civil unions- so we got... I like to say 'unionized.' We looked and looked for wedding rings, and men's wedding rings, for the most part, are fairly …

Life is the Road

“A lot of my songs are autobiographical. Of course, there's some traditional things there that songwriters do; melancholy, loss, girl problems... I feel like my songs have two main veins: Bluesy, funky, goofy lyrics, or really introspective, soul-exposing type stuff. I have a song called ‘Finish Line’ and it's about how the more you strive …

You Aren’t So Alone

"Last week, I went to a women's empowerment conference in Dallas called 'Rise'. Rachel Hollis created this conference. She was an event planner in Los Angeles and eventually she wanted to be this big media mogul. Her mission eventually became, 'how do I make women realize their worth?' Her whole concept stems from attending a …