The Path Of My Life Essay

1145 Words Feb 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
I knew that I had to make a decision about the direction of my life. I was twenty years old and still living in my hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. It seemed to me that I was stuck in the same old cycle that my family had been trapped in for years, being broke and living paycheck to paycheck. I had to get out of this cycle because I knew I wanted more from life. It was time to change directions.
I loved my mother, all five foot two of her. I thought of her as a strong woman and I respected her opinions. She had raised two daughters all on her own, and she was a fierce proctor of her girls. Yet, my mother and I had a precarious relationship at this point in my life. Her philosophy in life was to let us girls figure out how to live on our own, for this is how she was raised. So I went to her to get guidance about what to do in this next phase of my life, she threw me to the wolves and told me to figure it out on my own. The one person who was supposed to show me how to be a responsible adult had let me down. All she wanted me to do was get out. I remember feeling resentful, mad and confused.
It was 1997 I was faced with a choice; either stay at home with my mother or move out and change my direction in life. I didn’t realize that my mother was at her boiling point with me. I didn’t understand why. All too soon, the problem was at my doorstep. It was a blustery and cold November evening and my mother had kicked me out of our apartment again! This makes three…

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