My Life Story Essay

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My Life Story
Amanda Fomichev
PSY202
Linda Beckham
2/27/2012

My Life Story
1. What was my family like?
    a.   oldest of 12 children
    b.   father
c.   mother
d.   grandparents
2. What do you remember from your childhood?
a.   going on trips with my grandparents
b.   raising my younger siblings
c.   abuse and neglect
d.   mother going to prison
3. What were you like as a teenager?
a.   school and counseling
b.   parting
c.   worked full-time
d.   got married and divorced
e.   suicide attempt
4. Do you have a family of your own?
a.   Darel
b.   Braydyn and Katherine
5. What would make you happy in the future?
a.   obtaining my degree
b.   education for my children
My Life Story
My story is one of abuse, neglect, hurt, addiction, loss, and happiness. Many people go through wondering "why me?", instead of letting go of all the bad and changing their lives they use it as an excuse, but that is where I am different from other people I have used all my bad experiences as learning tools, I came from nothing and became something.
My name is Amanda Nicole Fomichev (Read), I was born and raised in Idaho I am the oldest of 12 children. My parents, if that is what you would call them, are Timothy W. Denton and Katherine A. Mcfall my father is from Southern California and my mother is from Idaho. My parents could never get along while I was growing up still to this day they cannot stand each other.
My father was about 18 years old when I was brought into this world he said, " it was the happiest day of his   life." At that time he had dropped out of school and would work at odd jobs. For being a dropout he was very intelligent I swear he knew everything there was to know. The kind of jobs he had required some kind of certificate or degree, but he still managed to get them at one point in my childhood he worked for GM motors, which at that time was a really good job I believe he was a Mechanic. All my life I do not think my father had been without a job...

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