Sample Narrative Essay on What Has Changed Your Life
You hear people tell you about how some significant event or person in their lives came along and changed everything. You hear of some fantastic revelation some day up on the mountain, or a close encounter with nature, even a brush with some insane disaster, bringing the person onto the doorstep of death. Most people quote extraordinary event that is very unique to them and hear about how that something have come to have a great impact on their lives, changing the very manner in which they view life and perceive it. You might not find my story to be anything spectacular, but for me, it has been the one most singularly amazing event of my life. It was the day that I met my husband. He came into my life and affected me in so many ways and for which I really do not have words to describe. Yet, I will try my best to portray how his coming into my life completely changed me and gave me a whole new world to look at.
One of the things that I noticed immediately when I met my husband was how safe and secure he made me feel. I remember meeting him that very first day and realizing how good I felt just being with him. It was as if a burden had been lifted from my shoulders. I suddenly felt free and relaxed, as if I had to worry about nothing in life ever again. He would be very supportive of my ideas and my decisions and would encourage me to go ahead and do what I wanted the most. He provided me with the background support that I had always needed to further to my plans but had felt so insecure before. He had a knack of making me laugh and feel good about myself and whatever was going on at that time. Aside from making me feel emotionally stable, safe, and secure, he also made me feel very secure financially. He made it look so easy, as if I would never have to worry about money ever again. He made me feel that I could trust him with no matter what. This is perhaps the reason that I married him in the first place, because of how he good he made me feel about myself: very safe, secure, and sound.
My husband taught me so many things that have impacted me and changed the way I think and feel. He was the first person who I truly fell in love with and I can safely say that it is from him that I have learned to love unconditionally. He taught me that love transcends all physical boundaries and is there to be felt and enjoyed with between two people. He taught me how to be patient in my life and to wait for good things to come to me, rather than stressing after them and never finding them. Before I met him, I had always been afraid to follow my dreams. But he came into my life and made me feel so strong and confident, and he taught me to follow my dreams to the fullest. He has always been very supportive of me since then and he has truly taught me to be a better person in life.
If someone was to ask me what having a true companion in life is like, I would tell them that it was being married to my husband. He has shown me the true meaning of what marriage is all about. He is always trying to involve me into his life and with us it is always 'us' and never 'you' or 'I'. he is always willing to do fun projects and things together, and we are always looking to go to new, fun, and exciting places to spend our time together. Most importantly, my husband has been extremely faithful and honest with me over the years and I have truly come to respect him for whatever he has done for me.
All in all, I think that meeting my husband is the one event that has definitely affected and changed me and the way that I look and perceive life. I have learnt so many things from him and he has been able to give me a completely new outlook towards life. I am a much happier, wiser, safer, and more confident person after meeting him. I am glad that I met him and I would want to keep on meeting him in all of my future lifetimes.
"The beauty of a place"
It was year 1985; I was living in Poland at that time with my parents and a sister. I was a young, vivacious and ambitious student who had many friends, a busy life and great parents. I loved my city and the people living around me. My plan was to finish college and teach the Polish language. I had a boyfriend. We wanted to get married in a year and planned to live close by my parent’s house. They were getting older and needed my help more often. My life was all planned, and I thought that nothing or nobody in the world could change that. Then I accepted this job opportunity that opened my eyes to new places, new challenges, and I realized I wanted more than just the typical life.
My last year in college I decided to tutor elementary school students, but finding a job was not easy as I thought. I started feeling hopeless, and made a decision to take any work that was offered to me. And just then my father told me about Mr. Todd. Mr. Todd was my father's longtime friend who had come back from South Africa and was looking for help with separating and filing all different pictures from his last trip. Mr. Todd had photographs from around the world. Some of the places I didn't even know existed. The most beautiful pictures were from Adirondack Park in USA.
Mr. Todd was absolutely one of a kind: impulsive and messy but very sweet, patient and possessing a talent for telling stories with incredible graphic details. He wanted to write a book about his experience visiting different countries. My job was to read and rewrite his annotations. After that I was supposed to file everything together with pictures.
It wasn't easy job. There were boxes from his last trip drawn in with pictures and notes from previous trips, and that was where I found this album of a beautiful park with lakes surrounded by forest. The water was clear and crystal, and had luxurious hotels along side. In the background there were great mountains with snow in the peaks. I could feel the chilliness and magnificence caught in the photographs. The trees had gorgeous colors of autumn: green, red, yellow, orange and some silver. That was the most beautiful place I ever seen.
I asked Mr. Todd about this album: "Oh, dear" he said,” These are pictures of Adirondack Park in the northern state of New York.
I love this place. I was just thinking about it". Then he started talking to me in his only way about his experience with bears, sleeping in tents, cooking on an open campfire, hiking among streams and meeting many different people living in the wilderness. 'You see it once, and you will never forget it" he said. "Once you fell in love with this place, you will wish to live there forever".
That evening something had changed inside of me. I never thought of departure my country before, never thought of leaving my parents, friends, city and places I loved. But that evening, for the first time in my life, I wished I could experience what that man did. Mr. Todd let me borrow his album. That night I didn't sleep. In the morning I had a plan.
It took me two years to finalize my plan. Times were hard, but Mr. Todd let me keep his album, and every time I felt hopeless, I looked at the pictures. My father never berated me for leaving the country. I also keep in touch with some of my friends from Poland. It's been eighteen years since I took these pictures with, and I never regretted my decision.
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