My Life Of My Family

1382 WordsOct 1, 20156 Pages
I come from a place where people are determined. Determined to surpass the difficult times, determined to make their families proud, determined just to live. Where I 'm from people could hardly manage to balance buying food and paying for rent. People walked to school, to the grocery store, and to work because not everyone could afford to have and maintain a car. Kids grew up with one parent or none at all. I had both of my parents, a roof over my head, and food on the table. So I was one of the lucky ones. Except things aren’t always as simple as they seem. The people around me weren 't the only ones who faced difficult situations. Growing up the way I did broke me down and built me back up repeatedly, but because my problems never seemed to compare to others and everyone was struggling with something in their own way, I learned to keep them to myself. My family moved to Fitchburg right before I was going to kindergarten. When we first moved here, we lived in a dangerous neighborhood so my parents wouldn’t allow me to associate with the kids on my street. This resulted in me spending a lot of time alone because I was an only child. My mom had a job a few towns away and my dad found work in the next town over. They worked opposite shifts so seeing the two of them together was not a common occurrence. For these reasons, it was incredibly exciting for me as a child when the three of us would venture out to visit a family friend. It was my mom’s closest friend, Rob, who lived

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