The New Me vs the Old Me

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My upbringing and experiences in life have shaped me and made me who I am today. I am defined by my troubles in the past, my family, my education, my goals, and money. A lot of things have happened in my life that put me where I am today. I have been through an abusive family, exposed to inappropriate things, had run-ins with the law, and experienced a lot of things in my life. There are so many interesting stories in my life such as the time I was taken from my parents because of abuse and how my life changed from there. I feel these stories I have to tell will inform people of who I am and what shapes me.
I lived in Texas for ten years before being taken from my parents and put in foster care due to abuse. Texas is very busy and big,
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I am only twenty and I don’t need any kids right now. My life without having any kids is so much easier. I don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money for food, clothes, and diapers. After I graduate college and get a good paying job I will settle down, get married, and have kids. The way we are raised and the way we grow up will determine the path we choose on sexuality.
I have had several experiences and troubles that shape me today and how I view life. I first started getting into trouble in elementary school. Elementary school was a difficult time period for me because I was going through problems at home and I was being switched to different schools every few months. As I stated above, I would act out and misbehave in school by being rude to teachers and my classmates all the time, especially one girl I didn’t like at all. She was always mean and acted like she was better than everyone. I didn’t like that so I would do things to her I thought was hilarious. For example, one day, during arts and crafts, we were making collages with glue and colored construction paper. She was making fun of me and embarrassing me so I waited until she got up to go to the bathroom. When she did, I went to her desk and poured a bottle of glue in her chair. She came back and sat right down in the glue and it got all over her pretty red dress. It was funny to me at the time.
I would do things like that all the time and the consequences were not good. My
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