An Excerpt From The Homework Project, 2013
A Birthday to Remember
The birthday I remember most was when I turned 25. I did not have a party or have friends over. I remember it because I got my very first apartment by myself. I took the day off work so I could be alone. I bought myself a new painting that I liked a lot. That birthday was the start of my new life away from home. The painting was on my wall until I moved out five years later. Now it is in my new home where I am living with my new husband. When I look at the painting, I will always remember turning 25 and making a new life for myself.