How was it that my best friend's parents could afford a new car and an annual trip to Disney World when we had a ten-year-old Ford Taurus and vacationed at a campsite where the most exciting feature was a public pool?
Even if you don't write, give journaling a try. Sit down and write whatever comes. There are no rules or boundaries. You don't have to approach journaling with any specific intention other than to offer yourself the outlet.
Writing this story began as an exercise in catharsis. The work of a writer trying to understand what had happened. A snippet of memoir that began in a writing workshop and evolved into a saleable essay.