memoir 2 - Abbey Blair AP Lang Joe Kitta once wrote"You...

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Abbey Blair AP Lang 2/28/16 Joe Kitta once wrote, "You don't need to have had a hardscrabble youth in order to write a memoir." This is true to a certain extent because if you're like me and did have a particularly difficult childhood, it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to write about it. The hardship that I have faced has affected me, obviously. However, it is not what shaped who I am or even affected my success. I believe that even if I hadn't faced the tragedy and difficulty I have that I still would be just as successful as I am today. However, I do admit it would have been a whole lot easier. In fact, the largest contributor to me being the successful person that I am today would be my will to try hard and adapt in order to succeed. My mother, a firm believer in Christ and a military daughter in the south, was homeschooled her entire childhood. She never went to college as she had met my dad when she was just 17 years old after moving to New York from Georgia. Two years after they had met, I was born and she was married. My mom did not agree with the teachings of public school or even, oddly enough, catholic school. So when it was time for me to head off to kindergarten, she was furious. However, my dad had talked her into letting me go for one year. When I was in kindergarten, I wasn’t socially awkward, so naturally through the innocent nature of being a child, I made friends. I had many friends and I loved school, I loved learning, I loved my teacher, and I loved my friends. When my very first year of school was over, I
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