Who Is My Friend? Essay

803 Words Feb 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
All throughout life everyone experiences difficult situations that help mold them as people. People have to go through hard and sad times to become stronger and develop as a person. The toughest thing I have ever faced was losing my best friend Dylan. He was like a brother to me, and sadly he passed from a drug overdose. That one life changing event did so much for me as person. For the first time, I had actually lost someone I was close to and loved. This was undoubtedly the hardest situation I have ever been through but it helped me develop as person. It taught me how to deal with death; it made me stronger as a person, and it also taught me to value my life. I will always miss my friend but to some extent it made me a better person. I was sixteen when Dylan passed. To that point I had never lost anyone close to me. All of my relatives were alive and I was very young so I had not yet lost one of my friends. Dylan and I were best friends growing up and had remained close going into high school. I had never experienced death before and I was stuck trying to cope with losing my best friend. I had no idea how to deal with it. At first I couldn’t make myself believe that it was real. My brain just couldn’t wrap my head around the fact I would never seem him again. I accepted this fact after the funeral and I slowly figured out how to cope with death. I accepted that he was gone. All my friends and I would begin to reminisce on happy memories when his name came up. We realized…

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