I was standing in front of a store doorway. Dressed in a brown shirt, a gun weaved in both hands and a straight face. I was only with my thoughts, which had made me reminisce about the past. I was thinking of the war. The day I was leaving I said goodbye to my wife and my children.
Last summer, my family decided to move to Oregon from a small town in Maine. Throughout high school, I was motivated to try new things. Nevertheless, moving across the country to a school where I knew no one would be the biggest change I ever endured. I was terrified of the unknown. It felt like I was going to a party I wasn’t invited to.
We were driving in my mom’s car one day and my mom asked me “Dan, are you okay with moving to Tipp City”, at the time I didn’t think much of it and just said “yeah, I guess”. I’ve known for a while now that I wouldn’t live in Arcanum through high school. I just didn’t know when I would move, or where in the dayton area. We moved on June thirteenth. I hated that day, It was terrible.
My heart was briskly pumping. I have never been this fearful and apprehensive for anything in my life. The event that would transform my life forever was happening. This was the day I was going to move out of Florida When I was informed of the news at the beginning of the summer, I was unsure on how to react.
Imagine life in four walls: no dining room, no bedroom, just the kitchen and a shared room for three. To go to the bathroom or kitchen, it had to cross the courtyard. That was my house. I was born in the Dominican Republic and I lived with my grandmother and my sister who is two years older than me. That one room was where we ate, slept and lived.
In mid-November ,2015 I left my home and went to a therapeutic boarding school. There were many rules about what you could and could not do. I felt like the nutcase , the crazy one but no one ever said anything like that to me. It was more like my parents saying she 's not crazy she just doesn 't think and takes everything too seriously. My first night I walked into the bathroom couldn 't find the light switch and cried in the darkroom.
I often think back to the night before the battle, feeling again the same emotions running through my body and feel as though I am back there. That night I tried to sleep, but to really no success. I had spent the previous day waiting and making last minute preparations for the massive invasion the Allies had planned. Thoughts of my future in the battle clouded my mind and left me sitting with anxiety. I didn’t know what had gotten into me lately, but I kept thinking of every “what if” possible.
What if your parents actions affected your future? Would you react or would you be happy with your parents actions(parenting)? Whether you answered yes or no to either of the questions, I strongly believe that parents choices affect their kids. In “The Monkey’s Paw” on page 4, it states Mr. White made a wish for 200 pounds(Dollars).
I started my life in Idaho right after I had moved from Colorado. I had only moved to Idaho because my family had lived here and my mom didn’t want to be living away from them. In Colorado I had lived with my mom and aunt. It was just us three till we had moved. After our move we lived with my grandma and my two uncles, as my mom being the oldest she had to take care for five people.
My most critical moment of thinking came as I was deciding to leave Dallas and move to Philadelphia. My husband received a lucrative job offer in Philadelphia right after our engagement and we both knew that a long distance relationship was not for us. He had finally found a good position in the Field that he was passionate about but he wouldn 't budge if I decided to stay in Dallas. Even though I had no desire to leave Texas, I would never have wanted to be the one responsible for him giving up a wonderful opportunity.