Thomas La Grua's Journey to Awakening

June 4, 2021

_ _ _ _ -1092 Final project: My Self Introduction

Filed under: Writing out the Mind: 2010-July 2, 2012 — Thomas La Grua @ 6:51 am

Hi! My name is Thomas and I was born on an Indian reservation in Oklahoma during the  last years of what is called the Baby boomer generation. Although I love all of my brothers and sisters nowadays, back then it seems that we fought and argued a lot – at least until I was about 14 years old. That’s when my life changed in a big way for the better.

As a child, my life was not so wonderful. My mother had 6 children and when I was 7, my dad decided that he didn’t want to be a dad any more. Yea, we were poor, so poor that I sometimes had to eat peanut butter for dinner and didn’t see my mom nearly as much as I would have liked to. She always seemed to be working or driving my other brothers and sisters to gymnastics practice. Nevertheless, she was an awesome mom.

At the age of 14, I somehow got into a private high school and that’s when my life began to change for the better. With role models and a structured environment, I realized that I was not only very athletic, but also very intelligent. I joined the football team and the wrestling team. I became very strong and very athletic. By the time I graduated high school, not only was I captain of both the football and wrestling teams, but I was first in my class academically in terms of academics.

From there, I began to travel and I eventually settled in Taiwan. Although I do not have a huge amount of money, I have everything I need. Furthermore, I really enjoy teaching at Asia University, people are kind and the environment is clean. As far as I am concerned, I still have much to learn, and my journey is just beginning.

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