That call can be our own need to do stuff because some situations in our life forces us to do it. We don’t ever choose our own call to adventure, it’s literally given to us without us asking. As I mentioned above, my parents weren’t fortunate enough to go to school and get educated. They moved to America so that we could be given that opportunity to go to school and have a better life. I never really took school seriously, I never even dreamt of being a college student, I wasn’t motivated.
Donald was long gone so he didn’t see us escape. We ran for days. We wanted to make sure Donald wasn’t following us and we couldn’t wait to get to the Southern colonies. By the time we ran out of food and energy, we stopped at a local farm. We went up to the house on the property and knocked on the door.
On top of that work schedule her husband still expected to come home and do the chores that were expected of someone who did not work. It was very shocking to read that her husband would just leave; whereas most husbands would want to see their wives after working all day. "While they both works full-time, "it was just assumed I did all the cooking, all the cleaning, all the baking, all the clothes shopping. He didn 't even buy his own underwear... Over the years there was a lot of resentment" ' (Collins 27). I wonder how in the world did this man survive?
My emotions took control over me, I knew I should have kept going and keep hope but I couldn’t. I saw people going back to their work block and they were stricken with fear. I wanted to make a difference here but there was no way I could do that. I am now writing in this journal about my story. I packed it in my bag but never had the chance to right in it.
There was not much to do as I grew up in Haiti. I would sit outside for hours until the sun would set, the darkness consuming the little light that once remained. I didn’t know anything besides my house; my mom believed that our safety simply lay inside the house and anything outside was dangerous. Growing up, I didn’t have my father around because he came to the United States in order to provide for his family back home. At the age of seven both my immigration papers and my sister's were finalized, and we were able to finally be with our father.
Upon my return, I expected to resume going to the school’s campus and only be half online. This wasn’t what happened, however. “We live too far away now. I can’t drive you so far every day.” My mom had said when I asked her about my returning to school. This created a great rift between me and the people that had been my friends.
As soon as she gets home she tells Travis that she bought a house. A house for the whole family but when Travis becomes a man it will be his. When Walter hears the news, he gets very silent with a straight face. He then tells Mama that he has nothing to say because it was her money and she could do whatever she wanted with it. He then states, "So you butchered up a dream of mine—you—who always talking ‘bout your children 's dreams…"(95).
I, when/while moving here, went through the stages of grief, or so I was told. I did not even want to think about moving during the time before I moved. I just wanted to live my life normally, go home to a fully furnished, not packed house. I miss all my friends, every single one of them, now I will never see them again, even
I then somehow gather the power and decided to struggle for my livelihood and my mother. I left my studies because I had no money to continue them and I don’t want my mother to handle more burden. I started a job and along some teaching classes to small kids. After a hard period of one year, I was able enough to continue my studies and now my only mission is to become someone on whom my father get proud of and then I will ask him why he did all of this to us . This is the reason I don’t make friends nor talk useless to someone.
Moving away from family and friends can be a tough thing to do. I had to adjust to leaving my friends and family that I loved and seen almost every day. When it was time for us to leave, I felt like I was leaving the world behind me. I was very heartbroken because, this is a place where I lived almost my whole life. I never imagined us picking up everything and leaving to relocate to another town.