Essay on Chronicles of Me

Submitted By CheyB12
Words: 1017
Pages: 5

May 21, 2013
PSY 115-B1
Chronicles of ME Hello, my name is ----- and it has taken me many trials and lessons for me to get where I am today. At a very young age I realized the truth- that there is always a consequence for the bad choices one decides to make. Since then I have been learning this my entire life in different ways and situations. Twenty months ago was the first time I finally faced the things that stopped me from success. Don’t get me wrong, most of these events in this bittersweet tale are ones I brought upon myself. Instead of boring you with more underlying statements- I want to tell you who I was, who I am now, and where I want to be in my life. So please grab a cup of coffee, a chair, and some tissues- oh yeah, it’s one of those stories. At age two I already started having a taste of a broken home. My biological father left me and never looked back but soon after my biological father left, my mom married a man who I now know as my dad. Once I had turned six I had a shocking history of abuse from two of my family members. I was already an unruly child growing up so my episodes of depression didn’t give my parents any less of a headache. Situations that had heart me in the past had started leading me to seek satisfaction in a very depressing and destructive lifestyle. Despite my parents repeated attempt to reprimand and help me, by age fourteen I decided I liked my life that consisted with no boundaries or morals. A year later, I was dismissed from boarding school that my parents placed me in to dismiss me from their home. I had no hope for my life. I, as people often do, became exhausted from running in circles. Finally I came to a point where I was not okay with where I was. Luckily, my parents weren’t content with my circumstances either. I would never have thought that going into a fifteen month rehabilitation program would be the best decision I would have ever made in my life. I entered Teen Challenge Twin Cities Girls’ Academy in Fitchburg, MA on September 29, 2011. Teen Challenge is a faith-based solution for the drug, alcohol, or any life controlling epidemic. I had entered the only adolescent center of all the nine in New England. (The name of this program is quite deceiving!) It was there that I had been grounded and taught how to live a life of love, respect, and honesty. I wanted to be a better sister, a better daughter, and I wanted to see my self living a better life (and alive) past the twenty! The program is the hardest thing I had ever done and it might probably be the hardest thing I will ever do- but it was worth it. I was able to reconcile the relationship between my parents and I; I even moved back home. Using the self-discipline I was taught, I was able to complete three years of high school in the fifteen months I was there. I had become everything everyone wanted to see. I did this program to satisfy others in hopes that I’d satisfy myself. Even after all my time in that home, I was able to blind fold myself from believing there was still things I needed to continually work on in my heart. I had the opportunity to get myself back together, but I lost focus on who I was trying to get fixed for. Low and behold I fell into temptation five weeks later. I went back into the program March 1, 2013 for several more months. I was the first restoration student in my center. Boy, did I feel honored! Actually for the first two months I couldn’t…