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My origin story By Xavier Gagnaire
25 Sep 2017
I was born in Seattle. More specifically, i was born in leschi. My sister was 4 when i was born. When i was born, i was blue because i couldn't breath. In all of the baby pictures of me and my sister, it looks like she is trying to strangle me But she says they were just big sister hugs.
I moved to vashon right after I turned 2. I'm glad we moved to vashon because its been a great place to grow up. Vashon has kind of been my family's anchor and every time we live somewhere else, We all ways come back to vashon. I also love it because its a very tight community. Lastly, i like vashon because thats where my grandma lives.
My family moved to Ghana west Africa. I started 1st grade in Ghana. I also got my first dog, zig zag who was a rescue. I also think living in Ghana was a great experience because i learned a lot about other cultures. Lastly it was a great lesson in being a minority because i was one of 4 white kids at a k-12 school and one of the other white kids was my sister.
I moved back to Vashon island when i was 8. I resumed school on Vashon at carpedeam. Carpedeam was a big part of my life because a lot of my friends today i met there. I also got my dog rosie (aka my curly girly).
I moved to D.C. I went to my first public school which was an amazing experience. DC was great because it gave me the experience of living in a city and taking mass transit. Which i think all kids should know how to do because if you go to any major city in the world more likely then not they are going to have mass transit. Lastly, i made a lot of great friends that i'm still in contact with.
i moved back to vashon after 3 years in DC. I went to mcmurray middle school for three years. I made a lot of friends during those years and even a few of them are going to this school. Mcmurray was about thre e hundred kids and 1/3 of them commuted over to vashon for school. I also during that time played soccer for PAC.
I graduated from mcmuray. I also got into aviation where i am now. I had to quit soccer this year because it would be too much. But all in all im glad i chose to come here.
My older sister, Sophie was born. She is my best friend and Nemesis at the same time. She is 18 and goes to LIU Global. Some how shes managed to skip a year of high school and college so shes now a junior in college. We have a love hate relation ship but since we have become teenagers, we have started fighting a lot less.
We got my third dog simba who is a 90lbs teddy bear. He is definitly the loyalist one of the three because he just follows me around the house even when my moms calling him.
My parents got divorced when i was 6. We were living o vashon at the time. We also had two cats that my parents had gotten before me and my sister were born.
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