My brother never opened up. He fell asleep in the middle of watching Dateline.
I can’t describe the feeling I had today. It was a great feeling that I haven’t had in a long time, a great feeling that I never get. I’m against the words, “normal,” “average” or “typical” or any word that implies that there is only one way to live. But I felt like for once I was doing something that other teens do.
This may not seem fun to everyone but I got to do something that I love. Me, a friend, and my brother volunteered to clean up the trail and creek. We showed up in our jeans and rain boots, ready to go! We had two bags, one for trash and one for recycables. We walked miles through the creek until we hit the main road once again. At one point, I was in thigh deep water looking around for trash. We joked the whole way; it was the first time that I’ve had fun in a long time. We did come across a dog that had died in his sleep; that was really sad. We ended up calling my mom because we were soaking wet and we needed a ride back to the nature center. After that, we went home and changed clothes. We met back up and walked to the connivance store where we purchased three extra-large Slurpee’s and a huge bag of chips. We then walked up to the park, sat on the swings, and hung out. We even had a contest to see who could get higher! Haha, this sounds really immature of me. It just felt good to be a kid again. That high was only for a few hours, so I enjoyed it while it was there. Read more »