“Sheltered, and spoiled 'Donnie'.”
Two words I’ve heard quite often in my lifetime.
Year after year, my family constantly reminds me on how my dad tends to spoil me. He's sheltered me so much in fact, that I'm know as "Donnie", my dad's name, in my family. And while I know my dad has good intentions, I do realize that I must start doing things on my own because he will not always be there to help me . I try to expose myself to the world as much as I can, the good and the bad; so I can be more aware of my surroundings. I work to make my own money; not to have it handed to me (although I’m extremely grateful). Instead of having my parents buy me everything, I would one day like to buy them something. I study to one-day help all those that need it and to better myself, and my family. As I grow up, I don't want to be know as "Donnie", I want to be know as "Autumn", and how can I do that without becoming independent and doing things for myself? So why do I what I do… because no one else can do it for me.