Tom Brennan Speech Trial Assessment

963 WordsOct 16, 20104 Pages
There is more to life than just physically growing up; it’s about the experiences we gain from them and how we mature from these experiences. It makes us mature and has definitely taught me a thing or two and what I’ve learnt is, our lives are defined by our choices and the pathways we choose to take. They might be good or they might be bad. My name is Tom Brennan and I’ve just been through so much this past year and I’m here to talk to you guys about it because I’ve been told talking about it helps. Last year my brother, Daniel, was in a drink driving accident in which he played a big part of and resulted in the loss of 2 lives. It led to a major up haul of changes in our life. It caused our whole family to be driven out of town,…show more content…
But having the guts to get up in front of the school and just make yourself completely vulnerable, I admire her bravery. I guess, it was just a phase that she had to complete on her way to move forward. I think she felt so completely overwhelmed that she just had to get it out. Kylie and I have grown up; we’re different from those people who ran away from Mumbilli. I realised this when Kylie and I really talked. It felt like I had gotten through to her, we moved past the speech debacle and just talked. About everything. I felt so liberated, even though I don’t express my feelings well, opening up to her was the best thing I ever did with my sister. It’s nice to know that we’re on the same wavelength. Basically, Kylie and I have taken different paths to get over our grief but in the end, we’ve ended up in the same place. My family and I have been through a lot together, we’ve been through everything that a family should not have to go through but here I stand, in one piece. Without the help of my fellow family members, I don’t know how I would have coped. But I have come out of the whole situation older, wiser and much more

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