The Times of My Life: Periodization
A Road Trip Across The Country
I started off with a road trip across the country. Being born in Los Angeles, my parents would often experience a lot of crowds and difficulties with jobs. This lead to the decision of moving across the country, to the cozy state of Maryland where I spent the first eight years of my life. I truly enjoyed the time I spent there, I was a child, and thus I had little to no worries. Of course, there were problems with other students at school and occasional bruises and scratches from the playground from time to time. However, it was never anything too serious. No matter who you are, you’ve got to admit that children really do have it easy. No stress, no excessive amounts of homework from several teachers, no relationships and crushes to deal with, and no need to be self-conscious. Eventually, I also had the opportunity to finally meet my half-brother when he moved to the United States after having grown up in a different country. He was ten years older than me and would have a hard time adjusting to a new lifestyle with my family.
The Era Of Change
After the road trip across the country, I would experience the era of change. Even though Maryland was enjoyable, the need to move elsewhere was overwhelming. My parents would have a very hard time due to not knowing the English language very well. Our friends, who had recently moved to Virginia, offered to help us move from Maryland to Lynchburg. My parents thought of this as a great opportunity and immediately accepted their help. This would be when my brother, unfortunately, decided to move out of the house and travel to New York with my aunt and her family. She had