I am changed by K12

by Trista | March 1, 2013
From Struggling to Thriving, English
Hey y'all, I'm Trista, and I had a pretty rough life before my and I family found COVA. My story is heartbreaking, but it does have a happy ending. I was in "public school" my whole life. I loved it. All the friends, freedom, and the education. But once I hit 5th grade, school wasn't so fun anymore. I was pushed around, called names, and all I wanted to do was crawl under a rock. I was soooooooooo relived when 5th grade was over. I thought "now I'm going to junior high, it will be awesome." That summer, we lost our house. We had to move into a camper in my grandma's back yard. Me and my sister had to enroll in schools there. The school I went to was awesome. I had great friends and I wasn't getting bullied. Everything was gonna be OK. Then my grandpa and dad got in a huge argument. We had to move again. I lost my friends and every thing. We moved to my other grandma's and lived in the camper. There I enrolled in another middle school. I was first friends with the poplars. It was fun while it lasted. Then there was a guy, and he was super cute. He liked me, but, my so-called friend liked him since 3rd grade. When he asked me out, I was forced to say no, because I didn't want to lose my friends. But I did anyway. They spent all year dedicated to making my life miserable. They called me cuss words, made every guy not like me, and just plan harassed me. I wanted to run away. At 12 it wasn't an option. My dog seemed like my only friend. Then I finally made it to the end of the year. I was so happy. That summer I had a lot of fun. I got a job helping an old lady with her horses. Near the end of the summer we were heading out to see the horses when we saw something on the side of the road. We stopped. And it was my dog. The night he got out. We put him outside to sleep (before he ran away). Since it was 80 degrees. When I went out to say good night I didn't notice he had broken the rope. When I went in the camper he must of took off and got hit. I was so heartbroken. I was so lost.The next school year my mom put me in K-12 homeschooling. So I didn't have to worry about bullies and kids. At first homeschooling was hard. I wasn't doing well. That whole year I have to admit, I hated it. When we finally found a house I was in 8th grade, and 13 years old, and still in homeschooling. The truth is, it really is better for my lifestyle. I now have 4 siblings including a new born baby brother. I have goats and chickens that I have to take care of. If I was in public school, I would miss so much of precious time with them. I still get confused in school, but the teachers are great. And I have better self confidence and so much more time. The truth is homeschooling truly helped. Please like and share my story so other girls my age can read it, and know that there is a better choice. And that they don't need to be bullied or hurt. K12 is a better alternative. Thanks K12, for being there and helping me and my family get closer and better.
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