Essay Change of Directions

Submitted By ashlynnsamudio2013
Words: 1026
Pages: 5

Have you ever had that moment where you realize you’re sick of where you are at? Just tired of the people that are around you? Sick of the same ole thing from day to day and wonder where your life is really going. Well I have and it caused me to make a quick decision that I would find out changed everything for me. Hello my name Ashlynn Samudio and I am going to tell you about how I graduated High School early to move to Florida, leaving what I knew as home behind and how it changed my life and made me who I am today.
I was born and raised in Corpus Christi but went to Port Aransas high school from pre k and on. When I was a sophomore in high school I decided I wanted to graduate early. School was never really my thing and I always wondered what was out there beyond school. I met a guy named Cody who was a senior but only had to go the first semester of senior year and then he would graduate. We starting dating and the more I hung out with him the older and more independent I started to feel. He made me realize there is life beyond high school and I loved it. He made my choice to graduate early come to life. I quit every sport I played which was every sport the school offered and took on multiple online classes. All the long nights and hard work paid off and I graduated one year early. Holding my diploma in my hand was like holding gold. I thought getting out of high school would solve all my problems but I found out fast that wouldn’t be the case. I was tired of living with my dad and having all these rules and tired of little ole drama filled Port Aransas and Cody was sick of Port A and felt it had nothing to offer him. Cody loved to fish and got the great idea to move to Florida to fish on boats there. I thought the idea was the best thing I had ever heard. He ended up leaving for Florida at the end of April but I stayed. I stayed two more months until June so I could work and save up money. When the week before leaving finally came, the week I had been waiting for for over a month now, I was a mess. Saying goodbye to my best friends was hard and telling my dog bye was terrible but saying goodbye to my parents was like losing someone. My dad is the strongest man I know but as I drove away there were tears streaming down both our faces. I stayed the night in Louisiana and finished the drive the next day. I questioned my decision the entire drive but as soon as I saw Cody’s face I was immediately reassured. But that reassurance didn’t last long. The first couple weeks were great, I slept in as long as I wanted, I didn’t have to go to work because I had no job, I did things as I pleased and it was nice. But like I said it didn’t last long. Cody would leave for work at 5 in the morning and wouldn’t get home until 10 at night where he would then shower and go to sleep. I got to the point where I had slept so much I couldn’t sleep anymore and would be up at all times of the night. I never left my house and never had anyone to talk to because I knew no one. When my savings were finally running low I tried to find a job and couldn’t. I went from cloud nine and being on my little vacation to being a lonely broke sleep deprived girl who missed her friends and