The map that I created represents my life as a whole. It is divided into three basic sections: past, present and future. The pink section of my map is my past, when I lived with my mom. Within the pink area there are two houses that are both significant to me. My mom’s house where I lived for 13 years and my bestfriend's house. My bestfriend and I have been friends for 10 years and she has been there for me through all my ups and downs. Next to my mom’s house is a blue car with my younger brother and mom in it. Across from that is a bridge with my step dad in a car leaving. That bridge represents the struggle of divorce that I had to overcome. My mom and step dads divorce was very messy and it was hard for me to watch him walk out of my life. However that experience has made me who I am today and it’s now in the past.
The blue portion of my map symbolizes my present. I now live with my dad and stepmom. There is a bridge connecting my past and my present. This bridge is the largest because it represents the hardest thing I have had to overcome so far. The bridge symbolizes my transformation from living with my mom to living with my dad. My parents are two totally different people and they live about two hours apart. It was very hard to get used to a new school, new friends and a new lifestyle. There are four buildings in this part of my map. One is my home now, and one is my school that all of my amazing friends are at. There is a bridge separating my house and the church. Recently I have become very involved with church and my dad has become less interested in it. This is something that I am having to overcome right now because it is hard to not have the support from my dad in something so important to me. Finally in the far corner of my present is a house that is separated from me by the border of Texas. This is my older brother who is super important to me but sadly lives 13 hours away.
Finally, the purple part of my map is my future. My future is purple because the colors of my mom (past) and my dad (present) makeup the color purple. The bridge crossing from my present to my future has a car on it with only me inside because I’ll be on my own. There is a college in my future but I am not sure what college yet. Maybe Emory or Mercer. Also there is a carreer card labeled doctor because I do know that I want to work in the medical field. Lastly, there is the wheel of life (at least that's what I call it). I incorporated this in my life because you never know what kind of unexpected twists and turns life might take.