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Kentzel 1 Willow Kentzel Muhammad Manzur Alam English 101 Section 008 January 27, 2017 Turning Bad into Good At some point in everyone’s life, you experience events that did not go as planned or maybe weren’t even planned at all. How you come about these things is what makes you who you are. At the time at which these events are occurring, they may not seem like a positive influence on our lives, but at the end of it all, these events make us learn about ourselves and our lives. Even though I am only nineteen years old I could name a list of things that has made me who I am today, but moving ninety miles north from my true home changed me more than I would have ever imagined. It all seemed so simple at first, but when it came down to dealing with the differences it wasn’t so easy. I was fifteen years old when my parents delivered the news to my siblings and I that we would be packing up our things and moving to a very small town north of Pittsburgh. From day one I was never fond of this choice to get up and move our lives. Especially since it was the middle of my high school career and I was happy as ever, but I was just a kid so my opinion was practically irrelevant. After the endless fighting and arguing I finally gave up, but it’s not like a really had a choice to move or not. The summer days seemed to only be minutes passing by. Before I knew it I only had a few days left before it was the move-in day. I dreaded the move even more now that I somehow managed to fall in love with who I thought was the love of my life. After spending every warm summer day with him I couldn’t fathom the idea of being two hours apart, but we knew the move was coming from the start of it all. So we promised that the distance wouldn’t put and end to us.
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Kentzel 2 Packing each and every one of my possessions was a long sad process. Watching my childhood home slowly empty out to nothing felt almost as if I was losing a piece of me. The moving truck arrived early on a Saturday morning and it hit me that it really was time to say goodbye to what I’ve called home my entire life. At the time, I may have been overly dramatic about moving just two hours away. After all, some kids are forced to move on the other side of the world, but my best memories were there and I felt like I was losing them once we were leaving. All it took was a day to move our lives elsewhere. There we were in one of the smallest populated towns in America, Emlenton, Pennsylvania. Going from living walking distance to a well-known city to farmland was quite the adjustment, but it was what it was. Accepting it seemed to be the best choice at that point in time, so the next worry was the first day of my sophomore year of high school. I kept telling myself that new wasn’t always bad, and new could be good.
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