The car pulled in next to me in the parking lot. She had her music blasting the latest rap song, bass pounding.  not to be out done I turned up NPR (National Public Radio) and tilted my head up like “yeah now what”, she wasn’t impressed she couldn’t even hear my tinny speakers playing the latest news update.. Yep, times have changed I am in the over 40 crowd now. Dang!! I never thought I would be the woman carrying the extra 25lbs around her middle, kids grown and driving a little rusted PT Cruiser. Hell I never thought I would be back in the hood!! Yet, here I am, living in a small 3 bedroom apartment with bugs with two teens and a twenty year old. What happened, what exactly went wrong I ask myself on those days I want to torture myself mentally….

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