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Autor:   •  March 8, 2011  •  Creative Writing  •  493 Words (2 Pages)  •  1,875 Views

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An instance that just recently occurred in my life was a job switch my father just had and moving from Chicago to Detroit, Michigan. This is not the first time this has happened but for some reason this was the move I was unhappiest about. I moved from Canada to Minnesota when I was about five years old and then Minnesota to Chicago when I was thirteen. But for some reason even though I spend the majority of my time away at school I was unhappy about leaving Chicago because I feel like I spent some of the best years there such as middle school and high school. With thanksgiving break approaching my friends at Dayton who are originally from Chicago were making all sorts of plans and three of my best friends I went to high school with go here as well and they were talking about our old high school gangs plans were over break. I haven't had a chance to meet any body where I live now so I am not really looking forward to going back.

I decided to write the second half of my paper after the completion of our Thanksgiving break to get my reaction to my thoughts and feelings of my first paragraph. It ended up turning out really well because although I didn't get to see any of my high school friends, I spent a lot of quality time with my entire family which usually does not happen very often because my sister is either in Denver or Sweden, and my brother has an apartment in Chicago. I came to the realization that this is what is best for my parents and my Dad is happy with the short destination to work after commuting from Chicago to Montreal the last 4 years at his last place of employment. I realized I was being selfish and that they should not have to sacrifice living somewhere so I can go home for 3 months of the year to see most friends that I am not that close to anymore anyway. Also, I am at a point in my life where I am probably not going to be living with my parents this summer anyway with the hope of getting an internship in a location where I


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