Personal Writing: Fragment - Changes in Life

By Aaron S. Kirby

Outline

Thesis Statement: Changes in life like these can change you both physically and
mentally for the rest of your life depending on the severity of the
situation.

I. In early August of \'96 my life at home became a living nightmare.


II. I applied to the first ad I saw in the paper and strangely enough, I
actually got a call from Ramada Inn in less than 3 days after applying.

III. In my lifetime I have seen a lot of weird things and have had lots of
experiences that have changed my life in one way or another and I\'m sure that
there are going to be lots more of them to come but these that really
stand out in my mind are mainly because they happened quite recently.




Incidents occur in one\'s life daily. Most of the time people enjoy
talking about "what happened today" because most of the time it\'s usually funny
and it isn\'t really considered anything serious. Some happenings in our lives
are very serious and aren\'t as easy to talk about with others. Even though this
is true it does help the person feel better to talk about their problems whether
they realize it at first or not. Changes in life like these can change you both
physically and mentally for the rest of your life depending on the severity of
the situation.
In early August of \'96 my life at home became a living nightmare. I
don\'t really know what it was that started this thing between me and my parents
but I do remember that they were always doing anything they could to just annoy
me. I doubt this was intentional but at the time it seemed that it was. They
would find any excuse to yell or blame me for things that didn\'t even involve me
and they wouldn\'t listen to anything I had to say at all. They were right and I
was wrong, that\'s the long and the short of it. It got so bad that I hated being
home. I would do anything and go anywhere just to get away from my parents;
even if it meant going somewhere that I had always hated going before. When I
couldn\'t get out of the house I tried my best to stay in my room and keep the
door closed. When they decided that they didn\'t want me in my room where they
couldn\'t fuss at me they came up with this big idea that I was trying to hide
something from them. They must have spent a lot of time trying to decide what I
was trying to hide because they came up with the only halfway smart thing I had
heard from them in almost a month. They had decided that I was smoking. Too
bad for them; they were wrong. Until their accusation, I hadn\'t touched a
cigarette but after that I did. I spent countless hours thinking about the
things that were going on with my life. For almost a whole month I thought
about ending my life and my problems, I thought about how I could "fix" my life
by getting away from the house legally, and I wondered what their reasoning for
doing this to me was. I finally decided that the smart thing to do would be
just do something to get away from them legally but my next question was how
then I got a tip as I was scanning through the newspaper one evening. I was
going to get a job and that would keep me away from home.
I applied to the first ad I saw in the paper and strangely enough, I
actually got a call from Ramada Inn in less than 3 days after applying. I went
to 2 interviews and apparently passed with flying colors because I got the job
about a week later. After working there for about 2 or three weeks the things
happening at home had came to and end but I had finally gotten my first taste of
real life with my job and it wasn\'t too sweet. To tell the truth it was
terrible. I found out the real reason they hired me. It wasn\'t because I was
so qualified or whatever, it was because the place couldn\'t get anyone to work.
The reason for that was the boss was a real pain in the rear. So now, I didn\'t
have to worry about problems at home;