Defining Moments In My Life

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As we go through life, we have many experiences that become pivotal and defining moments, moments that shape us into who we are today and even cause us to change our attitude or perspective on life itself. Two of the most defining experiences in my life happened around the same time, sophomore year. My life changed so much just within the course of a few months. One of these signature moments in my life was a happy one, the other, the worst thing I’ve ever had to go through. There are two days of my life that I will never forget because they both had a huge impact on me. I will never forget the day my nephew was born and I will never forget the day my dog died. Both of these experiences were not only extremely emotional, but also taught me a lot about life in general. Family has always been very important to me, but it wasn’t until my sophomore year that I really began to understand just how much I needed them and how blessed I was to be surrounded by amazing people. When my nephew Malachi …show more content…
I had no motivation to do anything. I started falling way behind on my school work because I could never convince myself to get out of bed. My family had to put him down the week of finals, so I missed almost all of my finals in my classes, which made my grades suffer even more. Luckily, most of my teachers were really understanding and let me take incompletes in the courses so I was able to complete them after the semester had already ended. I had to go in everyday after school and do all of the make-up work and take all the tests that I had missed. I ended up passing all of my classes, (thank God!) but my grades were still not that great. My parents decided to put me in online school for the time being so I could work from home. We found that this was a much better fit for me anyway, considering I had always struggled with social anxiety and had a hard time focusing in

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