But, we yet again managed to make the best of the situation and gradually adapted to this sudden new reality. I’ve got a little armor on now.; ) Many children in the same situation wind up going down the wrong path and living a pretty rocky life…But then, after only a few years, just as we started finally coming around to this new life and step-father, the unthinkable happened again, believe it or not… But aside from some occasional teenage rebelliousness, I decided that I would NOT live my life as a victim of some sad circumstances.
Sometimes I would fantasize about this happening and how I could have helped them.
But whether I as a little 8-year old girl could have really saved my parents’ marriage or not, or how logical those Superwoman-esque thoughts really were, they were very real for And thus, my career was borne.
I would not be some troubled kid who people felt sorry for. I started seeing my life as an opportunity instead, and my purpose here became more and more clear.
And fast-forward to the present, here I am now today.
We would spend weekends out on my dad’s boat, sailing to Catalina and the surrounding islands frequently, BBQ-ing while listening to my dad’s favorite tunes of Natalie Cole or The Doors (probably where I get my random taste in music from)….
My young and always vibrant mother makes a home-cooked meal every night, we take vacations to Hawaii and our lake house every year, and life is good!I went from seeing my father every day and having dinner with him, to seeing him only a few times a year and living on sides of the state. And within 5 years, there I was, having to go through divorce, all over again.Only 1 year later, my mother met someone new and remarried him. My brothers and I got uprooted from Los Angeles where we were born and raised, to Northern California where this new man that I was suddenly now supposed to call my Step-father lived, away from my father and all our family and friends that we grew up with. I found myself having deja vu with the same situation; only this time, I’m a little older and have a slightly thicker skin.They started quickly and quietly cleaning out the house – and moving all of our furniture out.They were quiet and somber and didn’t offer us much explanation.But then a few days later some really strange things started happening.