Personal Narrative Essay: The Story Of Nathan Thomas Bullhart

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My full name is Nathan Thomas Hirth. I am currently a freshman in college, attending Edinboro University. I have no major because I have no idea where I want my life to go, but this is not about where I 'm going, it is about where I have been. Fortunately, that is something I have a lot more knowledge about. I was born in Franklin, Pennsylvania on November 23, 1996. Nothing very special about it; a lot of screaming, probably a lot of blood, definitely some shit, and me. My parents owned an herb farm where they raised and sold plants with my brother who was four at the time. For the next few years I grew up surrounded by a loving family; my parents and older brother, several aunts and uncles, cousins, and my grandparents on my dad 's side. …show more content…
In this time our business died and our farm went into disrepair. After a few years of continued struggling my dad and mom came to hate each other, with each blaming the other for all their problems. My brother sided with my mom while I found myself pulled in two directions. Eventually life settled into this new rhythm, with me being traded back and forth. Unfortunately, it was far an easy rhythm: Without my mom and brother around to bully, my dad turned his attentions to me, this led to several tear filled calls to my mom, asking her to come pick me. Though, no matter how rough our relationship was, he was still my father and I still loved him; but even a blind man could tell that we were going in a bad direction. When I was sixteen, it reached a head. Now it has been almost three years since I have spoken to him, and there 's a chance I never will again. Now, that experience had a huge impact on who I am but there 's a lot more to who I am than that. There 's two more pieces of my life that definitely need to be shared. The first is that my family was and still is extremely poor. In fact, it seems that we have actually been getting poorer and worse off. So, I grew up with a very responsible view of money which has taught me to value what I have and to be willing to work for what I really …show more content…
My family was very introverted and my brother and I were both cyber schooled. Therefore, neither of us had any friends and were both socially awkward. I hated being like that, so after the last blow out with my dad I decided to enroll in public school. I enter public school in the eleventh grade, which was quite the adjustment. I learned a lot and came out of my shell, but by summer I was still a loner. Senior year was the best time of my life. I made several friends, started really thinking about my future, and became comfortable around other people. Most importantly though, I had my first serious relationship. This girl would shape me and my life. We dated for eight months, and it made me truly happy for the first time in my life. She helped me to realize my own potential, giving me a huge boost in confidence, and was the reason I decided to come to Edinboro. To my utter dismay, all good things must end. I was blind sided when she told me she had kissed another boy. Ironically, she was the one to break up with me, even after I forgave her. So, I spent the summer before college working at my first job and longing for a girl who was moving on with her life while my heart was still lying crushed on the floor. She was my first girlfriend, lover, friend, and

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