life changing event

Essay by joshv5High School, 12th gradeA, October 2014

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Josh Venter


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One significant event that changed my life was my grandmother passing away. My grandmothers passing definitely played a life-shaping effect on my life. My grandmother passing was something that was very unexpected and shocking. This was something that no one in the family expected and left a lasting impression on me and my siblings. The reason my grandmothers passing was so significant event was that before her passing I was heading down a bad path in life and associating with negative factors. While in last days before her passing speaking with her and promising to change my life was something that has molded me into the person I am today.

Now as I think back on the event, this event to be the most accurate memory that I have from my past. But the more I think about it and try to relive the memory the more I find myself questioning the details of the event.

I thought that I was the only person in the room during our conversation when truth is that my two sisters were also there. Even though these details I believed to be true were false, the actual conversation between my grandmother and I remember clear. I actually can recall the conversation word for word with tone of voice included. It seems that the details of the event have faded away due to progression of age. The fact that I can recall the conversation itself with such details and accuracy shows that I placed heavy importance on the actual conversation and not necessarily the event itself. So because the background information was not given any importance these details became miscued as time progressed.

This event has had a positive effect on my life in that it made me look at...