Resilience - Christie Strawser Resilience 7/31/2008 When I...

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Christie Strawser Resilience 7/31/2008 When I hear the word resilience, I think of someone overcoming and bouncing back from something that was out of his or her control. The hardships I endured between the ages of 6 and 16 were a direct result of choices that I made for myself. Obviously, these hardships were more between the ages of 14 and 16. Before that, I feel that I led a privileged life. My parents divorced when I was three and my brother was one and a half. I have no memories of life before or directly after the divorce. I feel that the actual divorce did not affect me one way or the other. My mother disagrees. She says, as soon as her and my dad split, I would often cry for no reason, holler how no one loved me, and wake up screaming in the middle of the night. It sounds like it was heart breaking, but I don’t remember it at all. What I do remember, is that my dad was always working. He would wake up at 5 in the morning and get us ready for school, get himself dressed for the gym, make sure we ate, and drop us off at school. When I was younger I remember him picking us up,
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