Life Event 1: Accident
In 2005 I was in a major car accident. I was a passenger in five car pileup, on I4 going from Orlando to Daytona Beach, where I was living. I broke thirty bones. i was in the hospital for two months, before returning home to my family, in Miami. I learned something very important in this, I learned to look at life from another's perspective. My remember one day in particular as I was crying to my older sister, about my life, i realized that she also cried, at the stress of her life. I learned that everyone has their issues, no matter what they be. This was significant because I learned to stop being so self-centered and to try to see others much different perspectives in life.
This experienced freed me in many ways. I learned that life is short. I am very aware of my mortality now, and how there is much in life that we have no control over. This experience taught me in many ways the importance of family, and it taught me how to be less independent and rely on my family. This was a hard concept for me at first, because I have always been very independent.
Life Event 2: Israel
Later on in 2005 I went to Israel, which was supposed to be a month long trip. My family had been through a lot, and my mother's death really tore my family apart. I ended up living in Israel for over a year. This event was significant because I went there an angry girl, and left a healed woman. I found my faith in God again, and I let him take away that pain my parents had left in me. I learned a lot living there, about the world and about love. One of the things that I loved about Israel is the lack of material concern for things. I grew up in a very materialistic home, and I don't think most of us are even aware of how much of an emphasis our culture puts on stuff. This event was significant to me because it shaped my personality in so many ways.
After living in Israel, even to this day, I have such a strong faith in my religion. I saw such history there....
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