Essay On An Unpleasant Experience Of My Life
The Worst Vacation Of My Life Essay
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I used to spend the last part of my summer vacation with my uncle and aunt. As a continuation of a long-ago-established tradition we decided going to York - a small, picturesque tourist town at the seaside, located in the southeastern part of Maine. On the 27th of August, early in the morning we went to my uncle’s car with the entire luggage, prepared to leave and spend a nice, relaxing vacation, far away from the problems of the city. Unfortunately the unpleasant surprises started from the first second of our vacation. To our great disbelief the two front tires of the car were missing, and as later became clear, stolen during the night so at this moment the car was lying on the pavement, like a big wounded animal. I remember that my…show more content…
Our mood was bad, because we were tired from the hours spend in the car and the accidents, that happened to us. As far as I remember we had another problem with the reservation of our hotel rooms, but after such an exhausting day those things seemed almost normal, too easily-predicted to make us an impression.
The very first days of our vacation passed smoothly, without any sign that our bad luck will follow us. We started to enjoy our rest, making jokes from the strange situations that happened to us the previous days. Then the event that changes my life happened. It was the fourth day of our vacation and we had already forgotten the events from our departure. As usual, after breakfast we went directly to the beach with the intent to stay there till late afternoon. This time my uncle proposed us to change the place and go to some more quiet and far from the crowd one. We of course accepted the idea. This new beach was exactly what I was dreaming for – beautiful shore, clear and calm sea, clean sand. I was really excited. This magnificent “heaven” was naturally surrounded by high cliffs, which separated us from the rest of the beach, that is, from the crowd. The day passed very smoothly. At the end of it we were even slightly bored from those sunbathes. Then my aunt proposed me to climb up one of the cliffs that surrounded the beach. I grinned broadly and accepted the idea with enthusiasm –, as all kids will do when proposing
(May 30, 2006)
Life is full of unexpected surprises. There are many opportunities when one can secretly wish for something exciting to happen – something out of the ordinary. The real surprise is when the wish unexpectedly comes true. I never believed that something like this could ever happen to me; such a thing that would make me stop and look back at the events in awe. I think you would agree that something as simple as being lost in the forest for less than ten minutes should have no influence on my life. If you do agree, that makes both of us wrong.
Throughout my childhood, I loved the wild. My family and I would always go for a walk in the downtown forest of Coote’s Paradise. There were many times I thought of what could happen if we were to lose our way from the trail and have to live off of the land until we found our way back to civilization. I thought it would be the greatest experience ever.
As my brothers and I grew older, we continued to go for these walks with our parents but the dreams of living in the forest I soon forgot. That’s when it happened. We decided to take a different path off the main trail. Before I knew it, the path had disappeared and no one in my family could tell where we had come from. It was so unexpected. It gave me a feeling of excitement that can’t be described. Everything in the forest seemed different. The trees were a deeper shade of green. The birds chirped in a different tone. Vines covered almost every inch of the ground. One part of me never wanted this moment to end. I felt completely free from the stress of my life outside of the woods. It was this moment that I realized that I would much rather stay here for the rest of my life than go back to society.
I think that another reason that I felt carefree was because my parents didn’t panic. They took the situation under control and headed for any open area in hopes to find a map (many of these maps were found throughout the grounds, telling you where you were). From my point of view, at the time, it seemed as if they were excited as I was about losing our way. In the end, it only took my parents ten minutes to find such a map and we were back on the trail in no time.
An experience like this made me think about my place in life. I’m the type who loves seeking out adventures. When we were lost, I realized that I had everything I would ever need with me – my family. They’ve always supported me in everything I do. This experience made me realize that families need to stick together; you don’t realize how much you need them until, for a moment, you think they’ll be the last people you see for the rest of your life.
It’s incredible how much a simple thing like being lost in a forest for ten minutes will affect your outlook on life. Things like not being able to find your way back to where you came from make you appreciate the little things in life. Looking back on the day, I realize now that it was fate. Moments like that are few and far between and should be taken as a lesson. Surprises like this were, and always will be, an unexpected gift for all.