My Life In Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle

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“Things always have a way of figuring themselves out.” That’s what my dad always would tell me when I was younger which, in a way, relates my life to Jeannette Walls’ in The Glass Castle. He told me that whether or not things had problems over time or in a matter of seconds, they would always figure themselves out. I carry those words with me as a reminder that things for me were really hard at one point, but in the end they figured themselves out. My parents divorced when I was twelve years old, and just headed into 7th grade. It was a supremely trying time in my life for my emotions, and I didn’t see an end to the anger and sadness in sight once the divorce started. Even though my dad told me that things would always get better, I couldn’t …show more content…
My mom packed some things up and went to stay in a hotel until she was able to rent an apartment. There were a lot of nights that followed with tears and anger from every member of my family. I never really realized the emotional toll that this all would have on my life until I experienced it first hand. Then the legal terms started to fly at my sister and I with requirements like every other weekend having to be with my mom and the other weekdays and weekends with my dad. I also was required to do this until I was an adult, but I never minded that because I never hated either of my parents for what happened. In fact, I believe that some of the changes from their divorce bettered me in the end, just like Jeanette in The Glass …show more content…
Jeannette Walls writes in The Glass Castle a conversation between her mother and her saying, “Things usually work out in the end. What if they don’t? Then that means you haven’t come to the end yet.” This is a great quote that really represents what my dad always told me. I knew that one day, once the anger and sadness had passed, that things would get better for both myself and the rest of my family. That mindset and attitude on the situation is truly what I think made me who I am today. So I am happy that I had a few speedbumps in order to learn that the road ahead always ends up smoothing out from its

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