My Life That Have Impacted Me

1398 WordsDec 1, 20166 Pages
When I was younger, I saw my life simply in stages. These stages included things like graduating high school, going to college, getting a good job, getting married, and starting a family. At the time, that seemed like societal norm and something everybody desired, but I never predicted there would be so many obstacles along the way to prevent that. Now, I realize that life is far more complicated than passing through simple stages and that there are limitless alternate routes you could take. In the following paragraphs I will describe two events in my life that have impacted me the most, being my parent’s divorce and my dad’s illness, and the larger forces that drove these events. Pivotal life events: Growing up, I split my time equally between two very different households. My parent’s divorced when I was still a baby so I have no memory of ever living with them under one roof. Because I had two homes, however I had what I considered two separate lives. Living in two separate homes I made two groups of friends, knew two different sets of neighbors, had two sets of holiday celebrations, and abided by two separate and drastically different sets of rules. The only thing that was constant for me was going to the same school every day. My mom was always more strict and cared more about my grades and achievements while my dad never really made rules and was far more laid back and less involved in my decisions. Depending on which house I was at, my personality and set of norms
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