Tell me about your child hood. From as far back as you can remember to the age of twelve.
From ages 0-12, I was in constant flux as far as my residence and the schools I attended, even with what aunt I stayed with at the time, because my mother wasn't footing parental responsibility. I was homeless a couple of times as a result. My mother was into certain nefarious activities that allowed her to disappear for days at a time, and my relatives stayed clear until they absolutely had to step in, which was several times during my middle school years. Father was elsewhere, dealing with his own family and subsequent troubles.
Firstly; tell me about your teenage years from 13 to 19.
Secondly; did your mother ever change her habits?
Firstly: 13 to 19 I started to live with my father. We went on a road trip around the USA for his work at the time, right after I graduated from middle school. We got to know each other, and I attended high school. Pretty standard road-dog stuff carried over form child hood, except we were moving because we had places to be and we'd work there. I should not that my father is a general contractor, and goes where his work takes him. I tagged along. At the age of 18, he went to Oklahoma and I stayed in Los Angeles with my cousin.
Secondly: my mother's habit and habits escorted her to the grave with a heart attack. Her drug use stopped after I left her and San Diego in the dust, but by that time, her running wild and the toll that it took on her body was a price she couldn't afford.
How old was she when she passed? How old was she when she had you? Why was your father not around during your childhood but was there for the teen years? Was it the career or other reasons? Why did you stay with your cousin instead of continuing your trip with your father?
What have you done since?