The Way I Choose to Live My Life Write an essay about an important event in your life

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Perhaps the most important thing that has happened in my life was moving up here. The fact that I left my home in Los Angeles, willingly, to move up here with my dad, was quite unexpected, at least for everyone other than me. At three in the morning on July 3 of this year, I packed my stuff in my car, and left my mom's house. Many people assume that because I moved up here, my whole family came too. Not the case at all. I moved by myself. And I drove from Los Angeles to Sacramento, by myself at three in the morning. I had many reasons for leaving, some of which were my friends, family, school, etc. I have to say; I always knew that I would do it. My friends however, did not. I talked about it with them on numerous occasions; most of them agreed that it would be the best for me to leave, to start over, to have a new beginning.

They all said they were jealous and that they wished they could do the same. They obviously thought though, that it was just one of those things. I have come to realize that everyone, at one point or another, just needs to leave and get away from everything.

It was hard moving here, and starting over, especially considering the fact that it is my senior year in high school. Senior year is supposed to be the best, the year that everyone looks forward to since, well, forever. Being with friends that you've known forever, parties, senior benefits, etc. I was lucky, I knew a few people when I started school. I don't know what I would have done with out them. It takes me a while to warm up to people;...