Spring 1982…

I was 16 years old… A big envelope came in the mail, with my name on it…  Of course I didn’t get to open it… She did that… Normally I wouldn’t see anything that was addressed to me again…  but this one was an exception….

I don’t really know the whole story behind it or why or how I ended up going to that school…  but it had something to do with my aunt, Maria, and her talking my mother into agreeing with it…  I know Aunt Maria wanted me to come to Italy but she couldn’t make my mother agree to that… so I’m guessing this was the middle ground… so to speak… Private school… in another country… foreign language maybe…  I didn’t really know…  

The pamphlets said the teaching would mostly be in English …but there was more than that… I had to be able to get food or whatever else needed…  My mother didn’t seem concerned about that though but gave me some books in to read… Her concerns were of different nature…

Bits from my journal 

(written July 1982)

Is she trying to make me not to go?  She doesn’t feel at ease… I can do this… I won’t let anything stop me… I can keep things under control… she saw me do it… I can do it… still she seems worried…    

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