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Much love good vibes to you guys, I guess these passages are gonna start getting longer I feel I’m being vague with you all but I’m wondering for you really care, or if anyone is reading this. So I guess I’m getting better at my expressing myself to you guys, well at-least I hope so. But back to The Life Of RoD story so one November morning my dad told me to pack all my clothes and belongings because we were going to take the grey hound to Washington State to live with my cousin Brian and his family. At first I thought we were going to washington D.C where Michael Jordan played but we going to where Gary Payton played.
Upon departure from Los Angeles we had to pass through skid row the notorious Homeless stretch in California. My father made a joke I will never forget he said “we always live here guys” and at the time I thought nothing of it and actually laughed. The sad truth was if we didn’t have the chance to leave skid row was a possibility for my family. Thinking back everyone in my family was stressed wayward and reeling for something better. My sister, brother, & I had developed a stealing habit, hanging out with gang members and smoking weed. It was only a matter of time before we would have been living the life full fledged. So in my mind this is the reason I feel the migration north to washington for my family was a blessing in disguise.
This was not the first time I would be leaving Los Angeles county or the state of California but it would be my first time leaving region of the southwest. This meaning that I would be seeing snow for the first time, feeling temperatures below 50 degrees. I had a feeling life was changing, I had no clue it would never be the same. The trip to Seattle, Wa was 29 hours by bus and when we arrived in washington it was raining. The next passage in the story is when I started the my transition from child to adolescent. If you been reading this far I thank you for having interest in the life of RoD. Much love good vibes peace unconditionally.
My dad was released from jail, my mother, sister, brother, & I were staying in Lemiert park with my oldest sister Lashawn. When my father was released from jail my sistet told us we could not stay there anymore and we began to live in the astro van that my family acquired. Times were hard the worst ive ever experienced, I contemplated suicide often at the tendor young age of 8 I wanted nothing more than to go away from this place that had hurt me. We moved into an abandoned apartment and began squating in September of 2000. My family was together but we were struggling times were hard and my weed habit was growing along with my depression. One California winter night we were pulled over on Crenshaw near Inglewood and my father was jammed up by the LAPD for not having tags but they cut him a break because he had a family with him. He had court the next day he was going to go to jail and he had a decision to make leave us again or make a run for it, he chose the latter and he relocated to Washington State where our story will resume and we will get more into the lof RøD story.