Leaving

Leah Becker
Mr. Kudras
Narrative Essay
15 November 2017

Leaving


"I'm going to leave whether you like it or not. " I repeat this mantra in my head over and over in the hopes of gaining a shred of confidence before my mother gets home. My acceptance letter to Empire State College has been glaring at me since I picked it up from the mailbox. I wasn’t fazed when I was secretly filling out my transcript information, and I didn’t hesitate to swipe my American Express Card to pay the application fee, but now I’m starting to have my doubts. I quickly erase these feelings from my mind and attempt to go upstairs to take a bath as I wait on the impending doom of my mother’s ...

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“ Leah? Are you home?” With my heart pounding, I make my way into the kitchen to see my mom’s arms crossed, waiting for me.
“Hey, mom”, I murmur as I reach her and kiss her on the cheek. She picks up the envelope and hands it to me. I take it from her outstretched arms.
“So, do you want to tell me what to make of this or do I have to guess?”, she asks.
“Well...did you read it?” I retort, and immediately regret it.
“Do not play smart with me. Tell me why an acceptance letter to Empire is in my possession when I specifically told you not to apply to a school so far away. Is it because you just want to be out of this house? Do you honestly think you’re ready to be out on your own? And for what, to party for four years?”, she yelled.
“Because I heard it was a good school,” I reply meekly.
“Do not pull that crap with me,” she exclaims, “there is absolutely no way that I am going to let you waste thousands of dollars on going away, ...

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