My Story

My+Story

Madison Rosati, Staff Writer

Imagine this, it is the summer of 2016 and life is beautiful. The sun is out, the sky is blue, vine was alive and everything was new. Life was simple, life was easy. If you met me then odds are you would not have recognized the person in front of you. I was pure then, I had no idea where life would take me. I never would have guessed that I would be creating so many different  memories with so many different kinds of people for the next four years. If you would have asked me where I saw myself at the end of high school I probably would have told you about my dream to be a real estate agent. Or my dream to be an art teacher. Now look at me, I’m in the middle of a pandemic struggling to keep my mental health alive. After graduation instead of pursuing my dream to be a therapist I’m taking a well needed gap year and then going to school to become an esthetician. Instead of choosing the path I wanted, I chose the path that was easier. This is no success story, this is real life. I never had that support most kids my age got, I never got the help I needed when I was struggling to keep myself alive. I learned the hard way, that if I want something to change in my life then I have to be that change. So that’s what I did, I changed. I left the toxic environment I was living in and now I am 1,700 miles away from my hometown creating my own journey. I bet 14 year old Madison never would have seen that one coming. It is not where I’m going that matters to me, it’s how I am gonna get there.