Glass Castle Reflection

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After reading The Glass Castle and watching some interviews with Jeannette Walls, I realized that I agree with her philosophy that every person has a story to tell, and I never really thought about it before. Yes, I have a story, but I didn 't see it as a story someone would want to read. Even if no one wants to read it, I think that writing a story down would be therapeutic. Also after reading the book, I saw some similarities between Jeanette and myself. I didn’t live in rundown houses and I always had food and clothes, but I really connected with her relationships, I even envied them. The Glass Castle and Jeanette Walls inspired me to write my own story. For many people when they hear the word relationship think of romantic relationship …show more content…
After my mom got divorced we moved out of Alaska, where I was born, and lived in a lot of different places and states, most of them I am too young to remember, and moving in with my aunt and various other family members. Finally we moved to Ohio when I was in 5th grade and set up a permite home, where I meet my 3 best friends. I was hesitant to get attached but they were such characters that there was no way I couldn’t. Zero was the first people I meet and the first time I saw him he was crawling into my window while I was crying, after being yelled at by some horribly rude people at my school, and just announced that I shouldn’t listen to those meanies and we watched movies and shows the rest of the night, to this day I have no idea why he went through the window and didn 't just introduce himself through the front door, and we were friends ever since. The next was Derek who I meet when he got all beaten up and bloody kicking the crap out of bullies that were making fun of me. I took him home and cleaned him up and he was kind like a stray puppy, showing up at my house randomly and often. Zero and Deerick were already very close friends and enemies, it was a weird relationship, but the three of *us were very very close. We would do everything together and they would sneak into my house and they loved to play pranks and scare the crap out of me and i just enjoyed their comedy and the way they showed affection. After years of …show more content…
I 've had many many romantic relationships during my life, never letting them last more than a few days, I never got anything out of them. I guess they were just something to do, but I thought Lily was different. Even though it stings and still hurts almost constantly I know I 'm not the first person to go through this. I know people have survived heartbreak and even though it feels like the pain will never end it 's the few minutes of reprieve that I realize it will. I learned from her, to be more careful. I 've always went on the rule of trusting everyone until they give me a reason not too so it taught me that I need to be more careful and guarded. Humans are imperfect and too many messy emotions, that 's why I prefer animals, why I want to help animals. I know I will always hold Zero and Deerick in my heart and I am still working out the Lily situation but I know that I will get through. Even though the friends I have right now aren 't really the closest or know the most about me they make me smile and laugh when I need it and I am so lucky to have that. Jeanette was able to rise above and prosper. To know who in her life was toxic and who deserved to stay. I admire her and I want to be like that even though I have a long way to go Jeanette’s story gave me hope that one day I could do

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