Crossroads: Part Six, Conclusion

From my point of view as an individual who has endured countless hours of abuse at the hands of my father, and as one who has tasted success in the academic world, I know that life has its difficulties. My purpose for writing my memoir is to achieve some sort of reprieve from the innerContinue reading “Crossroads: Part Six, Conclusion”

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”

Trying Something Different

Over the next couple of weeks, I want to try something different. I will be starting a mini series of sorts. I plan for it to be autobiographical, and a reflection on some things in the past, as well as up to present day. It’s not a particularly long history; I’ve only been around forContinue reading “Trying Something Different”