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I want to write my hybrid essay on appreciating coming from nothing and breaking family barriers. Originally in my brain storming process these were two separate ideas but I merged them because essentially they play off each other.
My parents divorced when I was around 6 years old. My dad ended up going to jail for about a year and I lived with my mother. We had to move out of our nice house and into the projects this is really when I started to notice things that were happening in my life. I lived in a one-bedroom project with my mother and my sister. me and my sister would share a bed and if my mom came home that night she would sleep on the couch. We lived this way for a while just moving from project to project and different apartment
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He had a whole new family and was doing well and I was very tired of just fighting to survive in St. Louis so I made the choice to move with him and finish high school in Columbia. Though the living was easier as in I didn’t have to fight to have a roof over my head and food in my stomach I still felt like the child that no one wanted around. My dad’s girlfriend made it very hard to just be comfortable. at age 16 I was working my own job so that I could help my parents pay bills. I had to manage school and working full time. I started doing better in school and realized that I was actually smart I was very determined and motivated to finish school and go to college. Of course life always happened. when I was sixteen years old my first cousin was shot and killed at the liquor mart right on the corner of my grandma’s house in St. Louis. At my cousin’s funeral I was in a state of shock and I sat back and just observed my family. I seen just how much my family lacked. No one has a college degree, very little have a job that pays over minimum wage, and everyone is affected by narcotics and alcoholism. It just opened my eyes. I Had an epiphany and I just made up my mind at that moment that if I didn’t go to school and do well and go to college and graduate and get a degree I would end up just like my family poor with nothing to look forward to and surrounded by

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