How My Life Changed
I was at my mom’s house during the week and went to dad’s house over the weekend. I started wanting to please each parent, but found it nearly impossible to do so for a period of time. In other words, I learned to tell my parents what I thought they wanted to hear. This was to avoid extended conflict. Throughout, my childhood I was taught to avoid conflict at all cost,and this started to make my life unhappy. Stress was becoming a huge part of my life. I wouldn’t get the correct amount of sleep I needed because I was worrying all the time. I truly thought I was doing the right thing by my parents. I had a talk with both of my parents and they understood why I said the things I had said. I found out the only way to be happy was to reduce the stress and to tell the truth at almost any cost.
To reduce the stress I needed extra-curricular activities; I knew I had to figure out myself because my family couldn’t define me; I needed to do what was right for myself. Here I discovered my love for music. I joined the band in school and started to take up many instruments with my grandfather. With my love of music I was able to keep my focus away from the stress and what was going on with everything. I could drown myself in the music I was learning; I started to find my