Dreams Come True if You Let Them
When I was younger, I thought I had everything figured out; find a nice guy, get married and have a family. My mother was a stay at home mom, she took care of me and my two sisters, she cooked and cleaned and that was her ‘job’; seemed easy enough. And my mom seemed pretty happy doing it, being a mom anyways. It wasn’t until I was a bit older that I realized ‘depending on a man’ wasn’t all it was cracked up to be.
Like my mom, I met *Joe (name changed, for obvious reasons) while I was still in high school. I was instantly drawn to him, with his stories of us living happily ever after on a ranch out in his home town of Covington, KY. About 5 months after dating I decided to leave home and move in with *Joe. Things were great at first, he worked on computers for a living and I was going to school and I got a part time job so I would be able to help pay rent, just until his computer work picked up of course. But after a while I realized that it wasn’t getting better, he was barely making $50 bucks here and there, so I decided that I should get a second job.
By the time I was in my senior year I was working 5 to 6 days a week at Vons and Sonic. I had always done well in school so I was able to get half days at school, which made working two jobs easier. Although working was easy, my schooling started to take a hit. I was missing assignments; falling asleep in class and even missing school entirely some days. I started failing classes and then my GPA started to drop. As I had mentioned earlier before I had always done well in school and was actually in line to graduate with the Millennium Scholarship which would pay for a lot of my college. I was able to graduate early like I had planned but at the end of the year I was not eligible for the scholarship anymore.
Meeting a guy and falling in love wasn’t my only dream. Long before I thought about love I had my first dream, a dream that...
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