Crossroads: Part Five, University & Present Day

After graduating from high school in 2010, I started to feel that the weight of the world was lifting. I started the one newest chapters of my life at university that fall. At university, I had friends with whom I would spend nearly all of my time. I never lived on campus, but I wouldContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Five, University & Present Day”

Crossroads: Part Four, High School

High school was the beginning of a fresh start. I was inducted into the Senior Beta Club and I joined the Future Business Leaders of America, also known as FBLA. I began to laugh more and live more. I started to go to the movies and I felt more alive than I have in soContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Four, High School”

Crossroads: Part Three, Adolescence

Adolescence brought with it an entirely new set of challenges. There I struggled with my past and the now disintegrated relationship with my father. As I got older, my understanding of what in endured grew more and more concrete. As a young child in elementary school, I was bubbly and outgoing. That changed slowly overContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Three, Adolescence”

Crossroads: Part Two, Childhood

I have four half-sisters and six half-brothers. I am my mother’s only child, while my father has children from previous relationships. My early years in school were very productive, though I was often sick. In kindergarten, I missed about eighty days from school because I was out sick with various illnesses. There was not everContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Two, Childhood”

Crossroads: Part One, Introduction

The clock chimes four as the afternoon sun pours through my windows this crisp, October afternoon. Sitting here at my desk, I began to reflect upon my life and the path this journey has taken me so far. I see glimpses of the past like photos on a wall. I feel the warmth of theContinue reading “Crossroads: Part One, Introduction”