I spent a majority of my life in Virginia. I've always wanted to make a difference and I feel I can through my art and writing. I make up stories with emotions I've once felt or dreamed of. Life is a journey and isn't always expected.
"Grief is like an ocean; it comes in waves, embedding and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it's overwhelming. All we can do is learn how to swim." -Vicki Harrison
"Physically, I'm here. Mentally I'm far, far away..." The Life Changing Move The moment I found out that my younger brother and I were moving to Virginia with our dad for good, I would be lying if I said I was ecstatic for it. Even though I remember the good times of my mother and father being together and married, I knew that they weren't getting back together again. After the divorce, I lived with my mom, and my younger brother Jacob for three years. I lived in a filthy house, the smell of dog and cat piss was overwhelming and unfortunately, since I was so young, I thought all of this was normal. In a way, I have grown used to that kind of lifestyle. No electricity, hot water, heat, food, taking baths in a laundry basket with my brother and heating water in the fireplace was the "normal" for us.
" When you go in search of honey, you must expect to be stung by bees." -Joseph Joubert My Background I've always been a strong willed person, I enjoy helping people as much as I can when I can. I didn't have the best life growing up, but without the bad times, you could never appreciate the good. My mom is half Korean and my dad is white. They were married for 10 years before they got divorced. At that moment, I knew that things were going to change my life forever...
"If you're reading this, then you are blissfully unaware of what's creeping up behind you." Sierra Vista, Arizona This event happened twice in the same way. My brother and I were in the car on our way to my mom's boyfriend's house. When we got there, I remember the first time it happened. I was around eight years old at the time and my mom told us to wait in the car, and she would be right back. So my brother and I patiently waited, despite hating coming here. It was dark outside in a neighborhood further away from town with no street lights around us. I was talking to my brother and trying to keep him distracted so he wouldn't cause a scene while we waited for my mom to come back. I remember being creeped out being outside in the dark, but I was content because I at least had my little brother next to me. As time slowly passed, I was starting to get irritated by how long my mom was taking and that's when it happened.
I may not have given you life, but life gave me you. - Unknown The Beginning First meeting your step children, I will admit that it's very difficult. You wonder what's crossing the line and what doesn't, if you can or can't discipline them if they do something wrong. There are a lot of things you can't help but wonder because technically they aren't your kid yet. The hardest part for me was having the mother still in the picture. It made things tense when I was around her. She constantly was talking to my boyfriend about her daily life, and he talked to her about things happening. I couldn't help but think "are they actually over?" It's especially hard when you don't have a kid of your own, because any time you suggest something that would benefit their kid, they always say, "You never had kids, you wouldn't understand."
Having a clear mind and a clear space allows you to think and act with a purpose. -Unknown Making a List Making a "to-do" list for the day may seem too simple, but it's the most effective way to start your day off right. Every morning or even before bed, I'll make a list of what I need to do that day or the day before so I can stay on top of what I need to do. You can make a long or short list of what you want to do for the day. If you're new I would recommend staring off with a small list so you don't get too overwhelmed, all at once. A to-do list is a great way to accomplish what you need to do and stay organized.
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." —Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Newest Conspiracy Theory Video
Your mind is a powerful thing. When you fill it with positive thoughts, your life will start to change. -Unknown How You're Feeling