List a defining moment in your life that changed you forever...
I have a couple of those...got a gun pointed at my head, and the guy didnt shoot cause he was so impressed that I didnt flinch. He said most guys always flinched or begged or something. Fancy thinking I was a tough guy and laughing at sissys in movies and real life, and to finally prove to myself that I had the minerals. It felt good. And it happened twice on. I've lost my two sisters two - very defining. It stays with you till your grave. Don't let anyone tell you different.
A defining moment for me is when I had my daughter at 15 going on 16. I knew at that point that I had to become a parent and nothing less. I also knew that being a young parent I had to raise my child beyond the best of my ability.
The night I met my girlfriend...I instantly and definitively began to believe in true love...though I only realized much later that this idea had come to me that night.
Weird how you can have a revelation but not even realize you have had it until later.
My mother died when I was 13 yrs old , that changed me, re-arranged me ,defined me big time!
Eaglekiwi..moms are the backbone of a family and your support.Losing her at such a tiny age,I just cannot even imagine.You must have been brave to grow up and cope without her support.Hugs.
Thankyou for the hugs and yes youre right ,they are the backbone ,but my dad was the other major support and he bravely raised four daughters and never married again either. I wasnt brave ,no not at all,I was scared shitless, but feel the fear and do it anyway, live that is ( darn I wished Id written that book) lol
My SGT Major called into his office and asked if I wanted to go to Bosnia with him or Korea....He needed an answer right now.
Losing my son in 2003, which I have written about as well.
To all the sons and daughters who lost parents ,and grew into beautiful people!! I salute you
Meeting my current lifemate; was not blessed in love for most of my life. We both are deeply spiritual and curious about learning, so we have plenty to talk and explore which is boring to most of our friends.
The last time I was laid off. It was 37 years ago and I made a decision to leave my hometown and start a career as a computer programmer trainee. It was the best decision I ever made.
Getting my black belt in martial arts. For some reason that one event gave me more confidence to do everything from getting my writing out to doing public speaking.
Getting ill with a mystery illness that slowly subsided, basically because I willed it to, I think. I was attending more and more graduate school when it happened, hoping to be a professor. And I remember an art instructor of mine telling me that it wasn't worth it--she had just gotten tenure and she was 50--as this is what it was like for MFA's.
After being sicker than I ever have been, I decided I had to LIVE. So I moved to NYC, got published, bought property, have traveled and have done a number of things I wanted to do. Still working on others...
The moment I graduated from Basic Training!
I finally came to the realization that it was real - not a summer camp from hell. I really could go to war and that was in 1985!
The sense of responsibility was overwhelming
Having the cold barrel of a gun pressed against my neck during a holdup.
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by brewskitimeguy 8 years ago
I would like to hear about a defining moment which changed your outlook on life..good or badI am sure that there has been an event that made you sit up and take notice...would love to hear abut it
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