We stayed in Wyoming
for 11 months, part of this time was with my Aunt on my mother's side. This was a very enjoyable year for me as I had
cousins to play with and loads of space to play in. We went to Arizona on vacation to meet my Dad's Father and
Step-Mother and the rest of his family. At the time I didn't know that my
dad was also considering moving there. After we came home my dad packed up
and went back to Arizona to get a job and house for us. We moved to
Arizona just as school ended and the heat of
Arizona's summer hit us like a brick. We stayed indoors or in the pool for most of our first Arizona summer.
My sister and I weren't doing well in school and in fact hadn't been doing
well since we moved from Pennsylvania. My parents held my sister back from
going on to second grade and had a long talk with both of us. My dad
promised us that we
would never move again and that this was our own permanent house. We began
to settle in.
I grew into a moody teenager as kids tend to do and gave my parents
wrinkles and grey hairs enough to last them until my sisters came of age.
We got a computer and the internet when I was 16 years old. This I soon
became attatched to and frequently entered the chat rooms. I got myself
into a lot of trouble in one of these chatrooms and a large incident
involving the police happened keeping me from the internet for a long
time. My parents gradually allowed me to have my privileges back but
monitored me for a while. Eventually everything was back to normal again,
and I had learned many valuable lessons.
I spent over two years of my life with the boy I thought I was going to
marry. He lived in England so the relationship required very high
maintenance. I went to England for a month after the first year and he
asked me to marry him. We began to plan out our wedding. He came to
Arizona for a month just before summer, to attend my senior prom with me
and to see me graduate highschool. I went back to England for four months
and we celebrated our second year anniversary. After I came home again,
things began to tumble. He broke off our engagement and we went our
I took a year out after I finished highschool to concentrate more on my
relationship and to figure out just what I wanted to do. I decided to go
to University to be a highschool English teacher. Since then, I have
changed my plans, and am now considering a career in the US Navy.