Anythings gotta be better than living with her.
At the age of 14 I knew everything. No one could tell me anything. I knew about drugs, I knew how to fight, I knew how to get myself ready for school or just get ready for the day. I also knew I didnt want or need school.. I mean who was going to use Science in everyday life or use geometry? I knew I wasnt going to use either of these. So knowing this, I chose not to go to school. Ok, I went to school, I just didnt go to all my classes.. The parking lot and all of the stoners knew my name. I atleast think the stoners did..
Towards the middle of 9th grade. Kathy (mom) had a meeting with the school principal. That was the last day I ever went to that High school. On our way home, Kathy informed me I was going to Eugene Oregon, to live with my grandparents. Dale and Vi, my dad (Sams) parents.. Great!! Get me away from her. Ofcourse im a little nervous, I mean who wouldnt be. Moving to another State, switching schools, going somewhere thats unfamiliar to you. How am I getting there? Plane? Yes!! Oh no! heres a bus ticket for you. Your not going in luxury girl. Your lucky your not having to hitchhike. This way on the bus you’ll have some time to think about all of this. . It takes 9 hours by car and about two hours by plane. So bus is here. It took about 14 hours, we had to stop in every town from Fairfield California to Eugene Oregon. FINALLY, im here. My back is killing me and I had to use the bathroom. But I made it alive and all in one piece.
My aunt picks me up and I go to my grandparents, Dale and Violets. They get me registered for school 10th grade. Willamette High.
I dont know to many people in school. But I do know the three brothers that live across the street from me. Eric, Carl and their ypunger brother. Carl is older than me by a year. He’s a dork and he has a crush on me. Their parents have formed them inyo dorks but Carls the biggest dork. Eric is my age snd hes a dork too but not as big of one as his brother.
I hung with them on weekends and after school got out. They introduced me to some of their friends. Then of course I started hanging with them.
School and me, we just didn’t mesh. I hated school, because I knew everything already.. Who needs math or science, hell I already knew how to read.. The only time I was ever there was during 1st period. They took role in first period and that counted for three periods. Id show up to fourth period when they took role again, counting for another three periods. So I only showed up to two classes a day, if that.. Because I knew everything. No one had to tell me what needed to be done or how to do it. I knew it already. .
I bet your wondering where I was during the other classes and what was I doing. Well, I along with my new friends , the ones Carl and Eric introduced me to. We were in the dougouts, smoking.. Not just smoking cigerettes either, smoking pot.. This wasnt a gateway drug , like a lot of people said it was.. It was a plant and plants aren’t going to hurt me, or anyone else. It just takes you away from life, your life.. For that time your smoking it.. What the harm in smoking it, right?