How To Write A Narrative Essay About Being Independent

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Personal Narrative There are many times in a person’s life when you have to assert your independence. An example of this would be the tasks of taking care of yourself, taking care of another person, or even something as big as moving out of your parents’ house. Or maybe you learned a new skill that you can do independently such as getting a job, doing your own laundry, cooking for yourself, or getting your driver’s license. These independent assertions may seem small but they are quite big steps in life. It is apart of growing up and it is you as an individual, taking off your training wheels so you can ride on your own. My independent assertion is taking care of my two younger siblings: Heather and Crystal.
Growing up with five siblings is quite the adventure. My parents got divorced when I was five years old so that left my single mother with her three kids. My mother had two part time jobs; she worked so hard and often that home sometimes did not feel like home because we never got to see her. I used to always wait at the foot of the stairs for her to come home. Sometimes I would stay up late
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Given the position my parents and older siblings put me in and the things I had to do to fulfill the role, it made me gain more perspective in life and have confidence in what I to offer/can do. Being independent makes me more self reliant and that follows me into getting a job to provide for myself and spoil my siblings when need be. This taught me that this is not how I want to raise my kids. I completely understand that my parents had the intentions of making money to keep a roof over our heads, but I wish I had more leisure time for myself. The main lesson I learned is when given a responsibility, you should always take charge and put your best efforts in no matter how hard it gets. In the long run, it will benefit you because whatever does not kill you only makes you

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