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I'm what is called a true Idaho girl.
I stop at nothing.
I flinch at nothing.
I never let anything crush me for long.
I. Never. Back. Down.
I'm so stubborn it can't be good for me.
I'm so softhearted it can't be good for me, either.
I always find a way to manage things.
My roots are here in this wild golden plain,
the daughter of farmers and teachers.
This is my home, this is the only place I have ever loved
in the way land is supposed to be loved.
(According to my Irish ancestors.)
So many people probably think I'm just like any other girl.
And if I were from anywhere else, I would be.
But I'm from Idaho.
And that makes all the difference.