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Nov/14

25

The Life in a Small town

From your typically family of four, I have divorced parents and a younger brother. My mom remarried to the man I call my father. We go to Walt Disney World every year and take family dinner on sunday’s very serious. My mom is my best friend and I seriously don’t know how I survive without her here in Lubbock with me. She’s a stay at home mom who can’t cook, don’t like to clean, and loves to attend all the events her kids are participating in. My step-dad works for Halliburton and loves his job. While he isn’t home much, he’s home for the important things and wants nothing more than to retire on a boat.

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My family and I this last summer at Walt Disney World.

When I was four, we moved from Lubbock to Dumas, Texas. Tiny population of 12,000, its your typical small town. We have one wal-mart, one high school, and two water towers. Our football team sucks, our volleyball team attends the state tournament every year, and our basketball team hasn’t won a game in the last five years.

I have never spent Christmas morning in own house, having divorced parents means splitting Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. When I was younger, I dreamed of becoming a Disney Princess. I figured that was the quickest and easiest way to the life of royalty. Growing up, the dream of being a princess was put to the side when I was in Houston, Texas and watched a reporter cover the news live from the rodeo. Thats when I know I wanted to go into journalism.

Now that I am 20 years old, have accomplished a dream of attending Texas Tech, I realize how I soon have to face the reality of the real word. The dream of becoming a political reporter has slowly became a reality for me. I would love to say that I will be the evening anchor for CNN  coverage of the next presidential election. But really, I just want to travel the United States for whoever will give me a job and tell people the truth about our world. And hopefully, drag my mom along for the ride.

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Nov/14

25

Growing up Gonzales

I may have only grown up in a family of six, but most of the time it felt as if there were twelve. My parents are the sweetest, most hardworking people I know. We have never had a wealth of money, but my parents have always managed to get my siblings and I what we need and want. My older brother, Josh, is twenty-five and currently a Texas Tech student as well. We have always been close growing up and he has always been one of my best friends, even when he drives me crazy most of the time. Josh and I have two younger siblings, Dane, our fifteen-year-old brother and Delaney, our fourteen-year-old sister. Before they were born, Josh and I did everything together; somehow he managed to put up with me following him everywhere. Dane and Delaney were the sweetest, most precious babies I had ever seen. I would always want to be near them and hold them and feed them. I would even wake them up during their nap just so I could hold them. My parents said they really appreciated the time and effort I put into spending with my siblings, but now I may regret always being near them. My little sister is always stuck to me like glue when we are together. It can get a little annoying sometimes, but is that not what sisters are supposed to do? My siblings and my parents are my best friends. Throughout my life, I have not found any one I can be as close to and secure in a relationship as I am with the members of my family. We hold our Christian values and beliefs close and we always try to spend as much time together as possible. We eat all our meals together, especially when Josh and I visit from college. We all have a love for sports and a close bond between each other since our dad coached each of our sports teams growing up and my dad and I have always had a bond with football and softball.

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