My Defining Moment
My defining moment was February 6th 2012. My neighbour Katelyn Traverso passed away in a very tragic car accident. Her passing left my family in disbelief and our relationship with the Traverso family had changed forever. I remember as a little girl I would always look up to Katelyn. She was always so happy and you rarely saw her without a smile on her face. As a young adult she was very successful, she had so much potential to make it big some day. She had a very promising modeling career and was even a Sunshine Girl. She flew out to California to visit Hollywood all the time. I remember on the day of her passing getting a text from my friend asking what had happened to her, and what I found out later that night changed my outlook on life forever. Her passing taught me a valuable lesson, that life can be over at any moment and you should live it to the very fullest. Now if I have an opportunity I almost never pass it up, I spend time with my friends and family as much as I can and I try my best in almost everything I do whether it be school, soccer, work or anything else. Nobody expected her passing, she was so successful at the age of only 19 and I hope her passing taught not just me but everyone around her a valuable lesson about life.