Why I Started A New School Essay

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By the time, I reached adolescence my mother no longer needed my grandparents to watch us. We had relocated to a poor part of Chilliwack and had no supervision. I had started a new school, it was a lot different from the small farming school I was used to. I didn’t know a single soul. I remember on the first day of grade 9 I took shots of vodka in the morning for breakfast, because I was so worried what others would think of me, I just needed to make it through homeroom. Within the first week of school I was suspended for 3 days for getting into a fight, and was officially welcomed into the rebellious crowd. By the end of the 9th grade I was drinking every weekend and smoking pot. I started dating a boy who was 5 years older than me. He was abusive both physically and emotionally and was very controlling. At this point in my life my peers and boyfriend were major life influences. At fifteen I made the choice to leave the family home. I moved in with older people that I worked with, ended up drinking almost everyday and experimenting with other drugs. These behaviours I can try to blame on the parenting, the lack of a father figure, lack of supervision and lack of self esteem, but I chose to accept my mistakes for what they are mistakes. Looking back I wished someone would have noticed how far I was falling and catch me. A teacher to guide me ,a mother that hadn’t given up or maybe she could have enlisted some help. But I also know at this point I don’t think I would have
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