The Drive Essay
Yuma, Arizona, my hometown, lived there for 10 years, graduated from high school, had lots of friends, had a great job, but one crucial element was missing, I just wasn't happy there. Everyone, including my family, (who by the way, all moved back south), said I had everything going for me. I, on the …show more content…
I had been employed by the Federal Government, a Civil Servant is what we were called. My job description was Computer Information Specialist. Which simply meant that I created programs for divisions on a military installation. My last assignment was to create a program for the communication division. I worked intensely on this program. Logging in around 25 hours overtime, and 3 months of work. Three days before my big presentation, that was to be given to the division head, I was informed that a commercial program had been purchased for
$32,000.00! I could not believe it. I was devastated.
What a bad 2 months I had had. I stopped by the store and got a bottle of
Tequila. I remember the shattered feeling I had. I cried for the first time. I sat in my driveway sobbing. I just realized that Jim had gone and would not be back. I felt like a ton of bricks had been dropped on my chest and I was trapped. I was hoping the Tequila would give me strength to release myself.
I woke up the next mourning on the living room floor a red magic marker was in my very sticky hand.. Lemon peels were scattered all over the room, and there was a mound of salt where the salt shaker had spilled. I was laying on a map of the U.S. and a bright red circle around the city of Sacramento, CA. I did not go to work that day. I slept and cried. and slept.
When I did go to work I