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My Defining Moment Essay

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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. It was one fateful day in the year 2008. It was a bright, sunny day. The sun was nearly blinding, the air was crisp, and the sky was as clear as spring water. However, in my world, that day later turned into dark and cloudy. Later that afternoon, my mom, my sister, and I went to my uncle and aunt's house to celebrate my cousin's birthday. We were all at the pool; there were about 5 kids and 3 adults at a time. The pool was great, but there was too much noise from the people who were splashing water. While I was heading to the water, my mom warned me, "Put a buoy on AND do not go to the deep water zone!" I took swimming lessons before, and I was also on the school's swim team; therefore, I was extremely confident with my experience in the water. I rolled my eyes and responded, "Mom, I know how to swim. You're seriously worrying too much." I ignored her warnings and decided to swim on my own without any protection. The water was so clear that I felt like…show more content…
My head went under the water. Time almost stopped. I didn't know how it had happened. I had no clue what was going on. Before I even realize I was drowning, it was already too late. I tried so hard to scream, to breath, tried to cry out, tried to get the attention of the people around me; meanwhile, everyone else was splashing water and having fun. I screamed and yelled as loud as I could like a crying baby, but none of the people around me could hear me. Their sound started fading away steadily but slowly. Reluctantly, I came up but then I failed in panic. I thought I was going to
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