Significant Decision in Our Daily Lives

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The average human makes about 612 decisions a day, 4,900 a week, and 254,800 a year. At the end of it all, we rarely can recall any decision that has changed us in a significant way. I’ll name two.
The first time happened in the second grade, when I decided to pick up a Baby-sitter’s Little Sister’s book in Finley Elementary School’s small and colorful library. It was a spinoff series from the actual Baby-sitter’s Club series and was not, I now admit, the best piece of literature. I was rather surprised at myself, since I barely knew how to read and I didn’t like books. I don’t know how I came to dislike books, but it probably had to do with my sister reading so many books instead of playing with me. I had even written in my Hello Kitty diary that I thought books were bad magic that makes people mean and boring. So, despite my unfounded dislike of books, I found myself checking it out of the library. Lo and behold, I was hooked! After the first one, I read through the whole series which is quite a feat for a second grader considering there were 122 books. I didn’t realize it when I made the random decision to pick it up, but that little book became my gateway to the wonderful world of reading. After that year, my parents rarely saw me without a book in my hands. It may seem like a trivial ordeal if one just looks at the facts. She learned to like reading, so what? Well, at the malleable age of six, I was like a sponge soaking up information. The information I had available, I got from books. That being said, my belief, my thoughts, my very ideals came from the books I greedily devoured. There’s a saying, “You are who you hang out with.” So it came as no surprise that I molded my personality from the books that became my ever co...

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...eption and my approach to life and people. I believe the experiences and lessons Drumline has given me have made me a better, more open minded human being.
So, there are two unforgettable decisions I’ve made that have shaped me into the person I am today. I still marvel at how different my life turned out to be from what I had imagined. It should be noted that I am a planner. I debate internally, I plan, and I make lists on almost everything. I had already had my life mapped out since the third grade. What I didn’t realize and what I now know is that sometimes people change and when people change their plans change as well. And sometimes, the results are even more glorious than the original plan. There have been predictable choices and some unpredictable ones. For now, what I can say with certainty is that these choices have defined me. I am me and my decisions.

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