Nonnormative Life Events In My Life Essay

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Everyone had their ups and downs during their lives until some of them became ripple effects within their lives. That was where deep, emotional, or painful moments had happened. Psychologists called those moments nonnormative life events. Normative life events “are unusual occurrences that have a major impact on the individual’s life” (Santrock, 2013, p. 5). For me, I remembered my own nonnormative life event like it was yesterday. 5 years ago, my grandmother passed away without a notice. I was 16 at the time when I first heard the tragic news about my grandmother. I remembered my uncle called my mom and told her that my grandma had been hospitalized in critical condition. My grandmother had a heart attack in her home where she hit her head on the drawer near her bed. She was in comma for 3 days until she finally regained her consciousness. I was relieved because I thought I would never see her again. However, life was full of surprises. A week after the incident, my …show more content…
I was no longer a child, but I was becoming an adult. It brought me to one of the greatest fears to humans, and that was death. Everyone had to experience death someday, but it all depended on how each person looked at it. It can be either an end to everything or that it was a next step to a new beginning. At first I took death very negatively and felt it was too soon. Then, I realized it was just the way of life and I should not dwelled in the past too much. I needed to focus on the present and treasure the ones who were around me. In loving memory of my grandmother, I had to lead a good life in order to repay her debt when she gave nothing but kindness, guidance, and love. Although, she was forever gone, she still live on if only I still had her in my heart. I will never forget what kind of person she was and I only hoped to reunite with her when I am on the other

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