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What's a memorable moment in your life that has had a significant impact on who you are today?

The Experience That Shaped Me: Reflecting on a Life-Changing Moment of Impact

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11/11/2023
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Meeting my now husband 44 years ago at a bar in the west village Ny! Married 41 years with 3 wonderful children and 3 beautiful grandkids!
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I was living in Florida with a friend right out of high school. For the last 3 years I had been heavily into drugs and was estranged from my family. I hadn't spoken to my parents in a year and was going in the wring direction. My friend had weekly calls with his parents and would say "I love you" at the end of every call. One day, coming down from a bender, my friend got a call from his parents to check in. We were sitting in the same room so I could hear the conversation. I didn't pay much attention to what was being said, but at the end of the call he said "I love you guys", and something snapped in me. All of a sudden I realized I hadn't said I love you to my parents in almost 3 years, and that I really didn't know my family at all.  Something hit me when my friend hung up the phone. I realized I needed to go home and make amends and reconnect with my family.  A week later, I was flying home from Florida. Though it was a tough journey getting off drugs and rebuilding relationships, I wouldn't change it for anything.  That one "I love you" from my friend changed my life. 
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As a teacher, I remember the first time that a student shared with me how much my class meant to them and how it affected their life.  Recognizing how I have the capacity to affect others in a positive way was a beautiful affirmation that I was on the right path.  
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After having my son I realized how precious life really is. It changed my entire perspective. I became so much more appreciative to my parents and all of the family members in my life.
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The birth of my son was one of the most memorable moments in my life. Everything I thought I knew about myself and my husband, changed in that moment. I had no idea how much seeing our child's sweet face and feeling my heart open in the way that it did would change me. And every day after has been unforgettable (and terrifying, exhausting, amazing...).
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The realization of Experience vs Education. When I got older (Read: entering my thirties), and being more established in my career, I realized experience trumps the bookish know-how. While books and education offer insights and are the foundation, the real-world rollercoaster hones expertise like no other. Experience is the unsung hero, sculpting skills, resilience, and true mastery beyond the written pages. Listen and learn to trust others based on their experience, even if their initial education does not match yours!
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Taking a chance and moving into NYC when I had to start from scratch with who I knew. I had left all of the comforts of where I was coming from to pursue something bigger. It changed my life to get out of my comfort zone.
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Befriending a handicapped man when I was in my early twenties had a significant impact on my life. I’ve learned to deal with people differently and to see people from an entirely different perspective.
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Meeting my husband 44 years ago brought me to the place I am today- mother of 3 successful children, 3 phenomenal grandkids, a beautiful home and a spiritually filled life!
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Opening a boxing gym and focusing just on helping others rather than how much money I was going to make. This shaped my life, just truly following what excited me the most.
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