Do you know anyone whose parents are divorced? Are your parents divorced? Hopefully not, because it stinks. My parents have been divorced since I was 4 years old, and even 10 years later, I still have problems with it.
For a couple of years, I did that whole “every other weekend” thing, but that didn’t really work out. Then I had to answer one of the hardest questions in my life, I had to choose which parent I wanted to live with. I had chosen my mother. But when I said good bye to my dad I had a broken heart. My dad was always a big part of my life and now he and I were going to be thousands of miles away from each other.
I had to start a whole new life, new friends, new town, basically a new lifestyle. My mother and I had moved to New York (my whole family is originally from there). My mom was different from my dad in many ways, so I had to adjust to her methods of life. But the big problem was everything I had left behind in Florida. My friends were the world to me, and I didn’t see them any more, I loved my house, and where it was, but now I was living in completely different home. I missed my brothers, and you can’t replace them, and my dad, I would never allow a person to take the place of my dad.
All of these challenges in my life were affecting everything did. In Florida I was extremely popular and had tons of friends, but I was nobody in NY and knew nobody. I had to overcome my problems and make it right, so I did. I started getting more friends here and there and eventually accepted that my friends in Florida were there without me. By opening up to new things, my mom and I had a much better relationship.
To conclude, there are many challenges people face from day to day, whether they are as minor as your hair style or to death of a loved one. One thing to remember is to all ways to look on the bright side, and don’t wait a while to start doing what is right.
By D. A., a middle school student