Essay on Tom Brennan Speech Trial Assessment

968 Words Oct 3rd, 2010 4 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…
I was on top of the world. I felt like a man. I believe no matter what phase of your life you’re in, there’s always someone there to offer us some guidance, and it really just comes down to who we allow to help us through our problems. Before the accident, football had been my life; it had been mine and Daniel’s life. But afterwards, football was a constant reminder of the accident. I figured that if I managed to stay away from football, I would be able to move on. But as I discovered at footy camp, when my dad gave me the big speech, it was the complete opposite. My dad had tried to teach me the values of different things in life; he changed the way I looked at things; about everything I knew. Before, winning was everything but recently I’ve learnt that it didn’t mean anything if I wasn’t enjoying myself. My sister on the other hand, she handled the whole situation quite differently. She went completely mental at school, with the whole outburst onstage and everything, when I found out; you have no idea how angry I was with her. I was suffocating inside my own body. I knew something like this was going to happen, hell, I was anticipating it. What with Kylie hanging out with Bianca all the time, all that makeup she’s been wearing and spending ages in the bathroom. But now that I think about it, I think it was just a way for Kylie to accept the situation and just move forward. I think the impact of the accident and moving to Coghill was just all too great

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