The world is kind of a scary place right now. The heinous things people are possessed to do seriously blow my mind. When the attacks on Paris happened, I felt a bit of hope escape my body. What have we come to? I was in tears. Not because I knew anyone personally in Paris but because I thought, “This is the world my daughter is growing up in. This is the world that I will bring future children into.” It’s an overwhelming thing to be a parent already, but to add the knowledge that no matter how good you do, no matter how much you try to protect them, you cannot control the actions of others. It isn’t just international terrorism that makes me sad, but domestic terrorism as well. Not a day goes by that I don’t hear about a murder, a shooting, a fallen cop or a member of society taken advantage of.