Narrative Essay

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Claudette Sanchez

English 99

March 18, 2013

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“If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.” My parents’ divorce changed my perspective on life. How? I remember how pleasant it was before my parents divorced. My father made a lot more money than my mother did. When I was fifteen years old, they divorced, and that had an enormous impact on me because a lot of his salary went with him. It was tough because my father found someone new and left us with no money, no help, and no hope.

Growing up, I was fortunate enough to live in a gorgeous, seven bedroom house. My parents, along with my siblings, were used to having whatever materials we needed. We were exceedingly pampered and spoiled by both my parents. In no way could I forget how much I enjoyed vacationing with my family. Together, we took numerous trips to various places where we stayed in amazing hotels with plenty of amenities. I enjoyed dining out at expensive restaurants every weekend with the whole family. In addition, I received private education all through high school with quality academics, a safe and orderly environment, and moral ethical values. One day, I came home from college, and my mom was overwhelmed about the disconnection between her and my dad. At first, I didn’t understand the divorce, yet I knew things were going to change. But it did not end there; my mother got very ill and was in the hospital for six months. It almost wasn’t real, like a video game. Unexpectedly, we got used to very little and could no longer afford the same lifestyle

In order to carry on, I managed to get a job to help my mom keep up with house payments and food. It was not easy when I had to drop out of California University of Riverside where I was attending full time. It was a nightmare because I enjoyed going to school and...