Everyone has a defining moment at one point in his or her life. Like Tom Benecke in “Contents of the Dead Man's Pocket", who had discovered his defining moment when he realized he was on the edge of death. Similarly, I found my defining moment at the age of eight when I almost drowned in the water. It was a moment that changed my life forever and will always remain in my heart.
An important life event in my life happened when I was fourteen years old, my mother passed away. My mother was a symbol for me, she was everything a child needs and more. Of course when she was gone everything about who I was, and how I done things changed. Fortunately, as I healed I became more optimistic and happy in life. Now that I’ve been through all these things, I am a stronger person.
"Introduce yourself. Describe an unforgettable event in your life and how it changed your perception of yourself or the view of someone close to you. This event can be dramatic and/or comedic. The assignment may be written as a short story in the first person or as an essay."
“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible” said by Roy T Bennett. This is one of man quote/sayings that has helped me tremendously reach my goal of my moment in life that I will never forget. It has also helped in the beginning of this moment. My life took a turn for the worst in August 2016. All my life, from when I was born to now, I’ve been sick with multiple chronic illnesses and its just came natural to me when the time came to fight, I’m going to fight with all of my strength and will. So on August 2016 I was admitted to the hospital once again, like the usual. I didn’t mind because in the end I know I will get better with the treatments. But there was a problem, school was stating an attending to school and doing well in all my academics was my number one priority because it made me optimistic and happy for something I have control of doing and an interest of learning. So during the admission I went through so much raw moments more than any 16 year old would go in there whole lifetime. I sent a of five weeks in the hospital and during those five weeks I lost the ability to walk due to severe weakness caused by a rare neuromuscular condition. All of my confidence and self- esteem was gone. I was the most depressed I’ve been in my life because of all that was happening to me in
Life seems to take many twists and turns that somehow mesh into each other to form a chaotic knot of happenings. All of these occurrences are supposed to shape you into a wiser more experienced person. Many people can even pin point the exact moment in their life which was forever changed by a single event. When that event happens it becomes an unforgettable memory for you and teaches you a lesson that becomes one of the basic guidelines in your life. The event that forever changed me and was most significant to me was when I decided what I planned on doing for the rest of my life; choosing my major. I knew exactly what I would plan on doing my
Pressure builds all around me, my head swimming in emotions and the loud thumping from my blood flow. My heart rate is out of control, but this is becoming a normal routine for me. The clock on the wall reads 4:32am; so I pull on some pants, grab a pack of cigarettes and my earphones.
Life changing events can sometimes be difficult. In the stories “I Never Had it Made,” By Jackie Robinson Warriors Don’t Cry By Melba Patillo Beals and “The Father of Chinese Aviation.” By Rebecca Maskel. Melba Beals, Jackie Robinson, and Feng Ru all experienced life changing events that impacted their lives. If you did not know these people went through danger to break segregation. Melba Beals and Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier by playing on a white ball team and going to a white school as blacks.
It was a casual sunny mall day on a Tuesday afternoon. It was the kind of day where you get front row parking and never stand in line to check-out. It was just my toddler son and I needlessly getting out of the house to enjoy a bit of cool mall air. Our first stop is always the playground but I had to grab a few Auntie Ann’s soft pretzels to munch on while I watched him at play. Being pregnant, I simply could not resist the buttery-baked aroma circulating the air. After contemplating cinnamon sugar, I ordered the biggest cup of salted pretzel bites and a refreshing strawberry-lemonade to drink. Although I have had Auntie Anne’s pretzels numerous of times, I was not prepared for what was about to happen next.
Life can be brutal. One moment we are relaxing on our back porch, and the next we are on our way to the hospital. Bad things happen all the time, but we can never be fully prepared for them. My mom had been feeling sick for a while but we all assumed something minor. We never expected a relentless fight for my mother’s life from one of the deadliest diseases of this world. I received the call, sitting in the driver’s seat of my grandmother’s car on my way to buy an outfit for an interview I had. I can remember every little detail of that day. “Your mom has Leukemia.” It sounded like the most bizarre sentence at the time. We learned that she would need to be transported down to Indianapolis for extensive treatment as soon as possible. We didn’t know what to expect, but we knew it
There are many pivotal points in a person's life which mark important milestones. The marking of one of these milestones for me all started when I was four years of age. My dream was to become tall enough to reach the twizzlers that were kept from me atop the fridge. This is an important memory I have from when I was young because it taught me how important it is to have dreams.
The last time I saw Dominic he was breaking a potted plant on his way out of my front door. When I heard the crash of the heavy plaster planter against the entryway tiles, I crept out of my bed like a child after bedtime, afraid of the scene I might find. I was met with a slamming door and a possession in pieces. In a moment of confusion and indignation, I drew a line in the spilled soil with my bare foot. Internally, I told myself he had crossed the line for good. Dominic had always been neurotic, a little dangerous, and quick to annoy. Now, Dominic is dead.
There have been very few events throughout my lifetime that I feel have impacted or inspired me with such noteworthiness and that I know will change my outlook on the world and affect me forever. One of those events occurred when I traveled to Portugal, my parent’s homeland. From this excursion in 2007, I learned the importance of family, most importantly the distant kind. It provided me with a totally different perspective on the world and how large and extended one’s family can really be; even across cultures and continents. I felt so fortunate learning this lesson at a young age and growing to appreciate the ideals I was brought up with as a child. The family I have in Portugal has always been there; however, their faces have aged and
In life we all have something that has changed the way we perceive things. Most things that change a person’s perception happens to be an experience that they have gone thru and learned from. In my case it wasn’t necessarily an experience, it was a dog that changed my perception on life. My mind and heart was opened in a whole new way. I never thought I could love an animal just as much as I loved the people in my life. I always thought it was strange that pet owners loved and treated their pets the same way they treated their children. My perception on dogs or pets in general definitely changed. Throughout this paper you will see why I am a totally different person because of a dog that entered my life.
The most important event in my life, didn’t even happen to myself, but happened to my older sister, Becky. The reason I am writing about her is because the things that have happened to her and the things she has done in the past have affected me tremendously as well as my family. Her life used to be filled with nothing else but drugs, stealing, and lying. My family has never been the same since then.