"I wanted to tell you that I will not go to university to continue to get the certificate of a doctor, scientist or engineering,... as you always want your children to be one of them. I cannot be one of those people and I will never be one." I talked slowly. I did not see my father's face yet. I was scared.
I am sure you have all noticed changes in Mr. Hooper. I have called all of you today to discuss Mr. Hooper’s conditions. I personally believe that he needs treatment, and I hope you are with me as well. From my personal observation as a physician I believe he’s been showing signs of clinical depression. He lost interest in activities he used to enjoy, he’s been having some guilt, and he’s been isolating himself from society. These are urgent cries for help.
I’m reading 10 Things to do Before I Die by Daniel Ehrenhaft and I am on page165. This book is about a 16 year old boy named Ted Burger who has been poisoned and only has roughly 24 hours left to live, so his friends make a list of 10 things they think he should do before he dies and they try to do everything before the 24 hours is over. In this journal I will be questioning and evaluating.
Sometimes things happen in people’s lives in which they have no control over. When these things happen I call it experiencing life, and often leaves people muttering the words “Why me.” Occasionally these events occur when the actions of someone else’s life leads into your own. A single event can change a person’s life. In the Short story “Who Shot Johnny, “by Debra Dickerson, She talks about how hers and Johnny’s life dramatically changed after Johnny was shot. Dickerson was a well-known attorney but ended up becoming Johnny’s Caregiver. In contrast, Johnny was a gangster who ended up becoming a paraplegic.
Courage, defined as: "the ability to do something that frightens one." Doing a courageous act, is the reason I stand out from others. Life is not known for being easy, it is tough and constantly comes at you with numerous obstacles. Obstacles that are meant to make individuals stronger, in
Since I was a little girl, I liked to help others. I found person involved in charities. I am going to write about a life experience I had one day with a homeless man on my way to the public library. It was like a normal day for me, I passed by a man who was sitting on the stairs. I stopped, I decided to return and tell him to have a nice day. He answered me with a smile on his face, in that moment something told me to stay for a while and have a conversation. I asked him about his day, he answered very sadly and he started to tell me his life story. His house was burned many years ago, he lost his family, he lost his memory. He can't even remember his birthday. It took us around 20 minutes talking about what he has gone through. When we finished, I told him that it was a pleasure to talk with him, and he said. "Can I give you a hug?" I accepted, and it was not a simple hug, I could feel his relief. I looked him into the eyes and one tear was coming out, and he said "I really needed to talk with somebody, you made my day". To me this means a lot, I have never seen this man again, but I know he will never forget me just like I will never forget him. We see people each day and we can't even imagine how bad they're doing. We see people smiling, but we don't know if it is a real smile. I want you to ask somebody about his day, and listen to him, there are millions of ways to do charity. A simple question can change a person's life.
In life, we are often thrown into tough situations, some of which cannot be avoided. Circumstances which make life changing alterations, and might not be pleasant to go through. A troubled marriage is one of such situations, and divorce is an example of a life-altering circumstance. The thought of divorce is frightening because pain and loss are often involved, so no one who is in their right minds willingly considers it.
Most transformative moments in life can be caused by the smallest of occurrences in life. Often people do not even realize that a pivotal moment in their life is happening. Someone may realize when they are mature enough that there was one special moment during their childhood that ultimately determined their lifelong goal. For others, they probably realized an “aha” moment right when it happened and from then on decided that they knew what they want to accomplish later on. I actually have taken from both sides of the spectrum from realizing that one special transformative moment but also not even knowing that it would end up steering me towards my current career choice.
Life changing events are different for everyone. The first time I killed a deer it lit a passion in me for the outdoors and helped me to carry on the tradition of my family. I had gone scouting with my dad prior to this and I had even gone hunting a few times, but I had never killed a deer. I had shot a gun. I knew the loud crack in my ear, the gentle kick back against my shoulder, and I knew how to aim. I was pretty good at lining my target up in the crosshairs. However, the opportunity had never presented itself for me to claim the trophy. This day was different. The first time I killed a deer it lit a passion in me for the outdoors and helped me to carry on the tradition of my family.
Life-changing event is an event that can change someone’s attitude or perspective towards certain things in life and it can be either for the better or worse. Many people have experienced a life-changing event that had given quite an impact on them. Example of a life-changing event is Charlie Benetto’s imaginary meeting with his mother in the movie “For One More Day” which was adapted from a best-selling novel written by Mitch Albom. The movie began when Charlie “Chick” Benetto wanted to commit suicide in his old home town, but he missed the exit which caused him to drive towards the wrong side of the highway and caused an accident. During the accident is when he met his deceased mother.
I started the day of horror the way I would start any day- with a cup of coffee kicked with a splash of vodka to calm my nerves and worries. My mother would tell me that this was the most irresponsible way to handle my stress, being a wife and president of Human Resources at a very successful hospital was very stressful, after all, but, alas, my mother was no longer with us, which was just fine with me, because even if I probably did love my mother at some point during my horrific childhood, now was not that time. Mrs. Deborah Strickler was one of the most narcissistic woman in the history of Annapolis, Maryland, not only causing me to try to kill myself at the age of 14, but to also suffer from clinical depression to this day. My disorder was hard to live with, but the coffee and vodka each morning certainly gave me the boost I needed to not kill myself.
I remember the day that I got my cat. My family has many cats. But this one is mine. This cat chose me, over everyone else. I Remember driving with my mother and brother to my friend’s house to pick her up. Arriving at the house I saw a thin, sick little kitten. But she had spunk. Looking at her, I knew what we were going to be best friends. Before bringing her to the vet I decided that her name should be Sassy, because whenever she looks at anyone she looks like she has an attitude. Back then I didn't realize how much of an impact she was going to have on my life. We have had sassy for at least ten years now. Through the ups and the downs I couldn’t ask for a better cat. She is here for me when I need her, and I will always be there for her. When I look back at my