Everybody has at least one turning point in his or her life that is either good or bad. Luckily for me the choice that I made turned out to be a great choice so far. The turning point that has so far made an impact on my life was making the decision to move to Virginia.
Some of you may wonder why moving to Virginia was a turning point in my life, well one reason was th.t I needed a change of scenery in my life. Growing up in Upstate NY my family didn’t really start out with a good life. My parents were divorced and I lived with my mother who like the rest of my family from my mother’s side has been going through money trouble, health issues, and just stress throughout their life. Back in 2012 my mother and I had moved to my aunt’s house in Virginia because we were living paycheck to paycheck and my aunt didn’t really like what we were going through, so she had decided to help us move to Virginia.
I was going to enroll in Nova, but I couldn’t go because i just did have the right paperwork to enroll in time, so then I just decided to skip a semester. Things were going great until my mother started missing my little brother who at the time lived with his father, and his father would basically make my mother feel
guilty for leaving him there. At the point in time my mother decided to move back to NY because she couldn’t just leave him there with no mother. Now I didn’t want to leave because I started getting used to VA and I wanted to stay, but I knew my mother would need my help, so I decided to move with her.
As the year went by and we started struggling with paying bills on time and just making enough money to make ends meat. At the time I was working full-time at Wal-Mart and my mom was working as a secretary at a hospital. We weren’t making enough money since we had a lot of bills to pay, but we somehow managed to survive. During my time in NY I wasn’t going to school, because I had to help support my mother by working full-time and working part time wasn’t going to cut it. You could argue and say that many people have worked and went to school full time, and have been successful. Well it would’ve been tough for me even if I tried, I had a lot of stress, and with that in effect I would not have been able to concentrate in school.
My mom started to become better and noticed that I wasn’t still stressing because of money issues and that is she said that I should move to Virginia. She said “I do not want you to have the same life as I did, so I want you to move to Virginia to fix your life. Because I will keep holding you back.” I did want to move back to Virginia, but I just didn’t want to leave my mother alone. She said Noorzai 3
“Don’t worry, this isn’t the first time I lived by myself or supported myself.” What was I supposed to say? I didn’t want to leave her alone, but I knew it was the right decision to move to Virginia.
So far it seemed to be the right decision moving to Virginia. I am going to school; I have a good job, and a lovely girlfriend. I sometimes still think about what my life would be like if I didn’t move to Virginia and still lived in NY, and I realized that I would still be working and wouldn’t have been going to school until it was too late. At this point of my life I just want to finish school and have a good career, so someday I can support my mother. This decision to move was the most important turning point of my life and I am grateful that I made the right choice.