Snowboard: A Personal Analysis

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When I was in third grade, I experienced my first call to adventure. I started playing soccer around the age of 5, like most kids. I played for my local recreational league, and really fell in love with the sport. After being encouraged by my best friend, and after convincing my mom, I tried out for my local travel team and made it. I wasn 't a great soccer player, but after making the team I really developed persistence. To this day, I am so grateful that I made that decision to try something new and work hard at it, because this year I actually ended up starting varsity for Villa Maria soccer. Although I am very passionate about soccer, I am also passionate about other things. In fifth grade I started snowboarding. After developing a burning passion for the sport, I decided to buy a snowboard. Buying a snowboard was one of the best decisions I could have made, because it has really been an assistance in my life. Sometimes all I want is to escape the chaos of this world and just let go by doing…show more content…
A little less then a year ago, I made one of the worst decisions in my life. I faced a crisis that immensely changed me. I deliberately took a risk and put myself in a situation where failure was likely to be fatal. Despite knowing this, I still tried to fulfill a rebellious and crazy image I had of myself. I decided to do a flip off my roof onto my trampoline. Although I landed, I broke two bones in my left leg. I am constantly reminded that my thoughtless decision could have actually killed me. It seemed too easy and so awesome, that I got caught up in the moment and just decided to do it. Even though it may not sound very traumatic, it still tremendously changed my life. It has given me a whole new perspective on life, and how frail yet valuable we are. Although I 'm still a risk-taker, I have learned to better think before I act. As a result of this event, I have actually become wiser, as I now have a better understanding that reckless decisions have bad

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