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I love the first of anything, maybe because surprise is my favorite feeling or because it feels like getting a fresh start or a new chance. Whatever the reason I got up early [a huge accomplishment], dressed in new shorts, [peach ones ‘cause they look good with my tan] and a black tee [black keeps it plain and a tee keeps it causal]. I always want to look good, but I never want to look like I’ve tried. If I look like I’ve tried, then it would mean people matter and I care what they think, and I don’t. Therefore, I look good for me and plainly casual for them.
The house is quiet, either my mom’s still asleep or she’s at work. I’m sure she told me if she had to work, but I can’t ever keep it straight. After I peek into her room, I realize it must be work – her bed’s empty. Her room is across the hall from mine. Our house really is too big for the both of us and way too big for my room to be so close to hers, but we like it this way. We are close when we want to be and have the space to get away from each other.
It’s just my mom and I – my parents weren’t ever married and my dad was never interested in being a parent. I guess other kids would care about not having a dad. For me, this is how it’s always been so I don’t think about it too often. My grandma died when I was about three and left my mom a bunch of money – that’s how we were able to get this house. Since my family is so small, I have made family out of my friends.