Even after the horrible thing I had done I was still fighting my mom on everything.

We ended up in court and I ended up in a detention center. I remember that day in the courtroom being the first time my mother and I had agreed on something in a really long time. I didn’t want to go home and she just couldn’t have me there anymore. Our new fight was where I would end up.

The first detention center they put me in I lasted there like 3 weeks or so. Then one night I snuck out the back door and made a run for home, well not home but that direction. I had no real plan that first time. I just took my shoes and a staff cell phone and ran. The only option I had was to walk as quickly as I could before they knew I was gone and the cops were sent looking for me.

I made it pretty far on foot before a truck driver pulled over to ask if I was okay. I was young, it was late, and I was walking down a major state road, it looked concerning. I told him I was just trying to get home and he offered to take me most of the way.

I know what your thinking I was crazy. 16 years old on the run getting into a grown mans 18 wheeler alone. The entire ride I was on the phone with my boyfriend at the time via the cell phone I had stolen.

The truck driver dropped me off and I started walking to meet my boyfriend and one of his friends so we could figure out what my next step was gonna be. It wouldn’t be long before I was discovered missing and soon after that my mom would get the call and the police will be hot on my trail.

It took 2 weeks for them to find me. They were pretty sure they knew where I was but decided to just wait for me to slip up and get spotted on my own, and I did.

After a long through foot race with the cops I found myself back in cuffs and right back where I ran from. Two things came to mind pulling up in front of the detention center. One “these people are going to be all over my ass for taking off ” (insert eye roll) Two “I need a better plan for next time.”

“I rebel; therefore I exist.” – Albert Camus

About the Author

Brandy Clear is woman who has walked down some of the darkest paths life has to offer. She has taken a lot of these steps alone. As she has rebuilt her life and self she has made it her mission to be the light to as many people as she can. She wants no one to have to walk alone in the dark. She does not want to save you, she just wants to remind you that you are not alone.

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