The Fight For Freedom : My Parents Essay

2185 Words Oct 7th, 2016 9 Pages
The Fight for Freedom
My wants had always seemed to take the backseat to my responsibilities, with my parents in the driver 's seat. My schedule was planned and predictable: school, homework, dinner, chores, sleep and repeat. I felt like a robot with the controller in my parents hands instead of my own. My resentment towards my parents grew stronger with every passing minute. I no longer saw my house as a home instead a prison in which I was sentenced to. And to question their parenting strategies would have been my death sentence. I felt like because of my sex and the possibility that I could end up pregnant, even though I didn 't have a boyfriend, the leash was held tighter. I was entering high school and my urge for freedom and identity was overpowering me like a crack addict looking for a fix. All these factors lead to me defying my parents as I sought out my freedom.
It was the morning of my freshman year and I had just awoken from a peaceful night 's sleep. At five in the morning I jumped out of bed like a child on Christmas morning. I put on my charcoal face mask to clear up all my imperfections. After waiting five minutes, I washed the mask face off feeling like a breath of fresh air. Next, my hand shook as I tried to line up my toothpaste with my toothbrush. I failed like drunk driver does trying to walk in a straight line. But, after taking a long deep breathe to calm my excitement and nerves, I lined up my toothpaste perfectly. Then, I sat on my floor like my…

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