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Meghan Nye ENG 365 May 2, 2000 Mythology Paper #2 Option 1: There have been many times in my life when I have experienced some kind of renewal or regeneration. Yet, there are only a couple that seem to stick out in my mind. The first experience in my life that gave me a sense of renewal was when I met the person in my life that changed it for ever. I would relate this experience to a specific archetype that I found while doing some reading. It is the caregiver type. The second point was when I was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder, and the feeling of relief that accompanied this. I would identify this with the experiences that Job faced when he was tested by God.

When I was a senior in high school I was into a lot of things that I knew were not me. I was into drugs and alcohol, both of which changed my personality into someone I did not know.

The person that I had become was also someone my family did not know. I had changed right before their eyes. I was no longer the little girl they once knew. I had turned into this hateful being who cared about nothing but herself. I did not realize it at the time but I was dying inside. My new friends, my drugs, and my alcohol were eating away at the person I once was, and soon I would be gone for good. Or so I thought.

I graduated high school by the skin of my teeth. I did not want to enter college because I just wanted to watch television and hang out with my friends. Well, my parents made me apply to college, and eventually made me go. Believe me, I fought it every which way I could.