What Were Some of Your Life Changing Moments?

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    Of course, Number 1 for me was having my daughter.


    I think # 2 was going back to college at age 23, and not goofing off like I did before. ( I had dropped out my junior year) I did, and ended up making the Dean's list and graduating. I needed to mature a bit to take college seriously, to achieve my goal to be a special needs teacher.


    #3-Let me think a bit................
     
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    Joining the Royal Marines. My career path had been pre-planned for me - by my father - and having left high school with a clutch of academic qualifications I was set to go to uni after the summer vacation. Except, I didn't go. One day in August my best mate, who had joined the RMs, and knew I wasn't keen on another three years of academia, convinced me, without too much difficulty, to talk to the recruiting office. That was it. I passed the entrance tests and departed on 32 weeks of training. Boy was that hard. Over 80% of the intake never made it through!

    I didn't tell my parents for some weeks. I was dreading the ructions that were bound to burst forth. When I did, I did it by telephone from the safety of the barracks in Plymouth. There were quite a few words said and I vowed not to visit home again until I had earned the Royal Marines green beret, awarded to those who successfully complete the course.

    The next time I saw my parents, was at our passing out parade - I never thought they would come. I knew then that I had been forgiven for making that 'rash' decision. I'll never forget the look of pride in my dad's eyes when we shook hands and hugged after the parade. As for mum, well, she seemed to be worried about my weight loss. Bless her.

    Yep. That decision back in August was one hell of a life changing moment. To think, I could have been a captain of industry. :eek:

    There have been other life changing moments since then, but perhaps we'll come back to those.
     
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    when i lost my virginity....

    when i left the southern baptist chruch

    when i became a pagan

    the first time i saw my husband

    the first time i saw my son

    when my son went to kingergarden and look so alone...

    when my father died.

    when one of my closet friend from childhood died from treatments for a disease that you do not die of
     
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    Nothing has changed since birth.

    My mother drank while I was in the womb.
     
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    When my first husband died. age 22.
     
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    Ive had alot though some were not that momentous but very influencial:

    The day I picked my college major
    The day I recognized the Holy Spirit
    The day I took the LSATs
    The day I argued my first case.

    Im sure there are alot of little ones there. We al make choices everyday that change our lives little by little. Im looking forward to making many more.
     
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    My son being born, definitely. I also got into some almost serious trouble back in 2003, and I got extremely lucky in the end. Without going into it, I'm a changed person because of it. But after the son was born, it all fell into place.

    That's cool that you're a special needs teacher, my girl has been taking care of special needs people for years now. She's about to graduate nursing school on Tuesday, and she hopes to land a job somewhere in that same field. It's amazing how little special needs caretakers get paid. At least now she'll be paid what she's worth. She's brought autistic kids who wouldn't communicate with ANYONE, out of their shells, and got them to to start talking. She's one of a kind.
     
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    When we beat Duck Lake 41-0 in a hockey game.
     
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    :woohoo: Here to serve ma'am. :salute:
     
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    Would it be safe to say that you have been drinking ever since to prevent neonatal alcohol withdrawal?
     
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