I can relate to this article because my family had financial problems, too. My father lost his job and we were on a limited budget. Even after he found a job, we had to move far away and live in a trailer park. I hated it at first but gradually came to accept it, much like Cecilia is doing with the car. Losing your normality can be tough, but Cecilia shows that things like family can make the bad seem bearable.
This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.