Well, where to begin except that, I am not much of a writer, but what really makes a good writer? Personally, I haven’t written a paper/essay in over 12 years which was back in high school. The only things I do write now are texts, emails, lists and notes to myself/ girlfriend. I have a substantial amount of things that have happened to me in my life but it would probably take a couple of novels to describe every little detail, and since that is not the assigned task, I will sum it up as much as I can. First of all I’m 28 years old, I have been on my own up until about a year ago, when I began dating my girlfriend, Jessica. I understand that many people including myself have had to overcome many different hardships. No one can know exactly what everyone is going through, for the fact that everyone has different ways of dealing with life.
My mother; when I was 6 or 7 was diagnosed with multiple myeloma; a type of bone cancer, she was told she did not have long to live and that put a strain on our already well conflicted family. She ultimately survived well past the expectancy that the doctor had given her, 14 years, until her ultimate passing. During her long fight I did not really have what is considered a normal childhood. I was obligated to grow up and take care of things myself a lot faster than expected. Such as doing laundry, cooking, cleaning the house, and buying groceries. After she passed, I have had many manual labor jobs in the 2
construction industry, thanks to the help of my brother, Brian. He taught me how to weld and I caught on very quickly, so I started working all over the west coast and eventually ended up as a welder in the shipyard here in Portland. About 6 months ago, my brother died of a heart failure, and that has had; shall I say an unpleasant impact on my family and I. Before he died, I had been over the lower level construction job and decided I should go to college for the first time...
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