Life Changing Event Examples

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Meaningful Things That Have Shaped My Life

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Meaningful Things That Have Shaped My Life

There are many things from my background, identity, interests and talent that have shaped the life I live today. Of all the things that I can remember from my childhood, three things that have made me whom I am and I believe they will have continued effects in my future as well. They include the reading habit that my mother inculcated from my childhood, frequent change in schools, and competitive urge that runs in our extended family.

As far as I remember, my mother introduced me into the reading of short stories when I was three years old. She used to buy me all sorts of short stories from very early on. My first storybooks pictured moral stories as well as mythical ones. Over time, I have read many novels, fictional books, biographies and cartoon books among others. The nurtured reading habit has improved my visualization power, general knowledge, and intelligent quotient. I feel blessed to have picked this habit early because it helps me very much in academics. I believe this habit of reading will go on and it will continue enriching me with knowledge throughout my life.

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Talking about my change of school, my father has been changing his jobs for better prospects. Therefore, we had no option but to move on with him leading me into different schools. From my childhood, I changed the schools five times some from different towns while others from various countries. Every time I changed school, I felt sad because I had to separate from my friends. Also, adjusting to a new environment with new friends was not easy. However, over time, I have developed the maturity that life is all about change, and we have to adjust to new environment and culture. I believe this experience will continue to help me in my future life as well since the world requires us to be ready to travel and succeed in a new environment.

We have a huge extended family ranging from my four uncles, one aunt, and many cousins. Whenever we meet at our grandfather’s place, we discuss the performance of each one of us about academics and extracurricular activities. The comparison of performances among us has always helped us to work hard for success in school. We would also help each other in case of difficulty in understanding some subjects. I believe this understanding of the benefit of hard work early in my life will do wonders for my future as well as long as I continue to work hard to achieve a better life.

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