How I Escape Reality

English 102
Trish-Anne Sewell

"How do you escape the pressures of reality"?

I was born on the beautiful island of Jamaica to young parents-16 and 22. I have memories as early as age 4. Bad memories. My reality has always been chaotic.I was born in a house with about 16 people living inside. Most were immediate family with some bonus aunts and uncles. My mother was tall, caramel and a beautiful woman. Twenty years old and full of attitude. My aunts always said she was, "too damn miserable". When she laughed she cried-just like me. We never seemed to bond well from what I can remember. My world revolved around my father. We look like twins. We had the same big eyes, same nose, and ...

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and uncles and my grandmother. At this point, I began to practice my disappearing craft. I grew up only and in fear of never belonging. I never understood why they left me. I would find myself disappearing into cartoons. No one existed when my cartoons were on. I felt safe and happy. I would always get in trouble for monopolizing the television remote.
I am a single mother to a very beautiful and smart girl. Big eyes like mine and an even bigger imagination. Sometimes I don't understand why I was chosen to be her mommy. But raising a young one partly alone is very challenging. I discovered that I was pregnant with her two weeks after her father and I parted ways. I was not scared about the possibility of raising her on my own. My life and my very rough childhood have prepared me to be strong. As an adult, I continued to watch cartoons. I found myself watching them at night before bed when pregnant. In fact, I was unable to fall asleep if my cartoons were not playing. At 28 ...

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Added: 10/2/2018 09:43:08 AM
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Category: Personal Writing
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