Explain how you responded to a problem and/or an unfamiliar situation. What did you do, what was the outcome, and what did you learn from the experience? (200 words)
not being supportive enough
One of the hardest hurdles I have ever overcome is the guilt I felt for not being supportive enough in my father's last days. The numbers were optimistic after his bypass surgery, and I spent hours and hours finishing my artwork and studying for finals, thinking that it would be a better homecoming gift - but he never did come home. After his passing, I spent a year blaming myself, believing that I was alone, and there were even times that I contemplated committing suicide. However, my best friend reminded me that I was dwelling too much on the past. Her words slowly pulled me from darkness, and I realised I had neglected the help of my extended family. That year also taught me to move on, forgive myself and cherish the present since I may lose everything the next second. This incident has notably propelled me to fix my dysfunctional relationship with my mother. I realised that my mother would not always be present, and whatever she did have become the past. This is my opportunity to forgive my mother and amend the regrets I had with my father. Most importantly, I shall not repeat the mistakes I made.