Looking Back On My Life In The City Of One

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Throughout this class I have often caught myself looking back on my life, and the connections, traumas, and decisions I have made along the way. In looking back some memories were still very real and painful, and others I was able to find closure in my own mind. When I went back and looked at my first writing about myself, it helped me to bring order to my thoughts once again. The first questions that we were asked was, when I felt most attached and when I felt I was least attached. I still feel these times hold those places, but why they hold that place in my heart and mind is so much more clear. I spoke about how I felt very attached and secure when I was growing up due to the close family I was raised in, but after reading “City of One” …show more content…
I she talked about she felt certain things had become her responsibility just because the mother could no longer do them. I can see this now many years later in my life. I still have a very close relationship with my mother, but at different times of my life (more recently than before) I find almost a role reversal. I will often feel guilty if I have out with mutual friends and I know she is home by herself, just little things like that. My dad has had over twenty surgeries due to the effects of diabetes. I have sat with my mother through almost everyone in the hospital waiting room. I have been placed on both of my parents health care proxies, not my younger brother, but me. It just amazes me how as we grow and let go of past hurts, make new attachments, I still know family is the most important and cannot think about the day my parents will not be here to share my life …show more content…
As I have stated in the past, I am teacher of over thirteen years and work with many young children. Through the years I have had children come through the classroom with many different backgrounds, and this class has helped me to comprehend the effects that their surroundings play a long term effect on them. Sure I knew that children from a single parent home can face different challenges than those from a two parents family. It was this past year, as I was taking this class, that I had a family who the dad suffered from PTSD himself from being in the military for years and could see how the son was now struggling to find his path and struggling from early signs himself. Over the course of school year this far the poor little fella has struggled to bring himself to do his best or to even know what all he can do, because he has almost grown used to everything being crazy and out of control at home. I could say so much more, but will leave it at this course came at a great time for me personally as well as how to help others I have the honor of working with. Thank you for all your help, support and thought provoking questions in the past few

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