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Rain. This is how many people who are not from the Pacific Northwest describe Washington. However, parts of the state receive less than 5 inches of precipitation each year while the Hoh Rainforest on the Olympia Peninsula receives an average of 127 inches of annual precipitation.

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March was a big month for us. We celebrated our heritage, we celebrated the coming of warm weather, and we celebrated Women’s History Month.

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Dairy farmer: “We employ 15 Mexicans here.”

Me: “Oh, are they all from Mexico?”

Dairy farmer: “I don’t know. I don’t think so.”

Me: “Then they’re not all Mexicans. That’s like calling me Canadian just because I’m a white girl.”

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Thirteen and a half years. I made it 13 and a half years without questioning the curriculum in our school district. Then my oldest son took an AP environmental science (APES) class this year as a senior.

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At the dairy, there are so many intricate parts that it’s easy to have this law entangle your life. What am I talking about? Surely you have read about this before. You have either read about this or experienced it firsthand. You may remember this law, which states that any object can become entangled with another object without any rhyme or reason.

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Burnout was never a word that crossed my mind. Sure, I’ve felt tired, worn down, unmotivated and sometimes a little sad, especially this last year. However, when a friend and co-worker of mine recommended I read Can’t even: How millennials became the burnout generation by Anne Helen Petersen, something inside me just clicked. I knew I needed that book.

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