9.03.2013

What I Come From :: Blogtember Day 1

 Prompt: Describe where or what you come from. The people, the places, and/or the factors that make up who you are.
I think my childhood has a lot to do with who I am today. I come from a "broken home" and moved around a lot as a kid. When I tell my story, people are sympathetic. But, I don't feel like I was negatively affected by the situations I was in. Maybe other people do, it's whatevs. 

We were low-income, we faced homelessness more than once, and we moved a lot - but I still wouldn't change it. I just saw the real world sooner than everyone else my age. I knew what happened when you couldn't pay school tuition by the time I was in 2nd grade. They really do kick you out, but I was homeschool for a semester and thought it was totally awesome sauce that my mom got to teach me. 

I say "broken home" because my parents got divorced when I was two. I don't remember it. Even now, at 23 years old, to think that they were ever together is so weird. My mom has only shown up to pick me up from my dad's with cops in tow one time. A lot less than some other people I know, who also came from broken homes. I don't even think I noticed at the time. 

I feel like I adjust to change easily and make new friends quickly because of the many moves that took place over my childhood. The longest I ever attended one school was in high school, so for four years. I'm not afraid to speak my mind and have no problem disagreeing with the majority. Favorable traits in the adult world. 

Do I want different things for my children? Of course. Just because I liked my childhood doesn't mean I want to follow in the same sort of path. Joshua and I have discussed the fact that we both came from broken homes, and we whole-heatedly agree that it's not something we want for our kids. Divorce is not an option. 

Do you feel bad for me? You shouldn't. :) I like my life and the way I grew up wasn't a big deal to me. 
Was the type of home you came from similar to mine, or complete opposite? 
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2 comments:

Aleshea said...

I love that you have made divorce not an option. While I am no expert. Seeing as I have never been married and always makes me smile to see people who are willing to fight till the end. One of my best friends parents have been married almost thirty years and they still go on a date once a week.

I also love the positive outlook you have on life and about the hand you were dealt growing up.

Kari P said...

I love this! Because the truth is that there are so many lessons & blessings to growing up in what society may describe as a "dysfunctional" family or whatever. You lived through it and its made you who you are. I use to love the saying "I am who I am, warts and all" because I think it's such a wonderful way to feel about yourself ;)
Happy Blogtember!