October 26, 2012
Essay on the Memoir of a Farm Girl
In the memoir, “Farm Girl”, Jessica Hemauer shares her reflection from working hard doing chores on the farm. Jessica noticed that being a farm girl does not allow her to be like the other classmates. Jessica eventually realized she was different from the rest of her peers. “A typical ten-year-old child does not have to wake up at five in the morning to do chores!” (Hemauer, 2011, p.83) Jessica knew that she had no social life at school because her farm girl family routines. Jessica felt that at her age she should be able to juggle a social life and her daily routines on the farm. After a meeting with her father, he agreed to hire more people for the farm and allow his kids to experience life by their own choices. Jessica established a manageable routine to allow herself to go to school, work and still complete her farm duties. Jessica’s future carried her to college but after she realized she was attempting so hard to fit in with her peers to have a social life, that she would always be different. Jessica’s peers lacked the potential she carried with her and her farm girl days. The emotional response to “Farm Girl” would have to be allowing yourself to embrace who you are as an individual. Some pre-teens, teens, and adults tend to place themselves in “groups” to fit in, when they are their own individual person. Also being at school you hear others speak about their situations “good or bad”, but to not actually know there full story can play a major part. Farm Girl is about a ten-year-old and her family life style but with the daily routines Jessica was taught that her peers were not on the level that she was on. Every morning, up at 5:00 a.m., but her peers were probably still sleep. Working on the farm for about two hours, but her peers were probably still sleep. This routine was able to allow Jessica not only time management but leadership, respect for a working person, patience,...