Personal Timeline

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Personal Timeline Throughout my lifetime, I have experienced many different milestones that have made me the person I am today. Some of these milestones were difficult and traumatic, while others were very special and joyous events. I feel like a person has to face both the good and the bad times in order to grow. I was born on May 14th, 1989, which happened to be Mother’s Day. I was my parent’s first daughter to an older son. My brother Zachary and I are only eighteen months apart in age, which made us very close friends growing up. I have always lived in Rising Sun, Indiana. My mother is from Rising Sun and my father is from Roanoke, Virginia. I am proud of the fact that I am very close with my family. In 1993, when I was four …show more content…

I became really confused about why he was being like this because most of my friends were guys and I didn’t understand why he didn’t like for me to talk to them. I did whatever he wanted just to make him happy, which even meant eventually turning my back on my parents. Mike manipulated me into thinking my parents were bad people and that they were trying to keep me from him. Stupid me, I believed him and became very cold towards my parents and family in order to keep Mike happy. After a while, I got tired of the way I was living my life. I missed the bond I once had with my family and friends and when I expressed to Mike how I felt things changed. He became very violent towards me, always jerking me by the arm, smacking me across the face, and even choking me. I put up with it because he would make me feel bad and like it was my fault. When I told him that I didn’t want a relationship with him anymore, he became enraged. He threw me out of my chair, dragged me by my hair into my room, threw me on my bed, and began punching me and choking me to the point where I almost passed out. I was just in total shock the whole time and I really thought I was going to die that day. Luckily, my grandma and sister got to my house and he freaked out and left. I told my family what was going on and they took me to file for a protection order. Mike was put in jail for two days and

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