I woke up this morning, an crawled out of bed, even though I didn’t want to. As I was getting ready, I was mentally trying to decide what I would wear today. I finally decided I would wear today what I wore that first day almost nine months ago. It would be fitting to end it the way it started.
Today was my final court date. As of 9:30 this morning, I have no more court dates, no further court appearances. After 23 days in jail, $650 in bond money, over $1000 in court costs, fines and attorney’s fees and hundreds of miles on the road, 3 years probation and 50 hours community service, I am done. Just a week shy of nine months after I got pulled over on my way back from dropping the girls off.
I knew from the first court date there would be no additional time, I would get credit for those 23 days I spent locked up this summer. I figured it would cost me a small fortune, and I was right, but I will not spend another night in jail. I will sleep in the bed of my own choice every night.
And for those of you asking, yes, I wore my purple shoes. I probably will put them away, retire them from the line-up. They brought me luck, they kept me out of jail, but they have are now associated with court, and if I never see a courtroom again I’ll be ok.
I walked out of the courtroom today, finally finished. Not only did I wear the same outfit to this court date as I did the first court date, I ended this journey in the same county I started it. I have come full circle.
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