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Our family was never close but we didn’t care. Nobody thought one day things might be different. All of that changed on September 20, 2014 when a hostile argument ended with the death of both my aunt and uncle. For years their marriage was falling apart. My aunt was very materialistic and wanted my cousins to have whatever they asked for but in reality my uncle knew it was impossible financially for them to achieve this. He would try to explain this to her but it usually led to arguments where she would then threaten to leave him so in the end she got her way which led to their vast debt. My uncle had a drinking problem but went to AA classes for her to commiserate their marriage and family. The night before this event he had drank a beer which led into a dispute which ended with my aunt taking the kids to her mom’s and they stayed their while my uncle just stayed home. Less than twelve hours later the mailman walked up to a house with my aunt dead on the front porch and my uncle inside on the living room floor dead. The screams caught the attention of the neighbors and the police was then called. This is a significant experience in my life that I faced and that had an impact on me during my freshman year and still affects me today. It was a homicide/suicide accident and it deeply impacted my family and me. Not only did it affect my school life but my home life as well.
One major way it affected me was my school life with grades, the effort/time I put in, and how much I really cared about it. My freshman year I had about a 3.87 GPA and it irritated me that I had B’s because I was so used to being an A student. After I found out about this horrific event my focus on school completely changed. I was more worried a...


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...uccessfully. I’m still pushing myself in higher level classes and getting my work done with effort and not giving up when I’m not good at it. Math is still a struggle for me but instead of quitting and not caring like I did my freshman year with Geometry I ask for help and take the necessary steps in order to pass with at least a B. This event had a significant impact on my life during my freshman year in more of a negative way but I have learned from that mistake and it has made me push myself more in school to make sure I’m giving my full effort at all and getting the grades I desire and deserve to get. Also it has made me appreciate my family more and to give more time into building closer relationships with them. Overall, I’ve matured and grown from the experience and even though it was a horrendous tragedy I’m thankful for what I have learned because of it.


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