As you know, I broke my arm snow boarding in Oregon last summer. Well, I was doing a half pipe... nah, just kidding, but I was snow boarding. At the very end of my run I flipped backwards and landed straight on my arm and BAM just like that my life changed. I remember my brother and the instructor running to me in the snow. Also the rescue team that was training in the mountains came to assist me. I remember going into the ambulance (not the funnest hour and a half ride down a giant hill) and having holes poked into me. I had a doctor named Dr. Haralabatos. I guess they did x- rays and all that, I won't go too far in detail, but we did have to extend our trip at Oregon. By doing so I missed my chance to attend the camp with all the other media students back at home. I also missed out with hanging out with my cousin when he came to my uncle's house in Oregon where we were staying. So that's my domino effect.
Would you go back and change that decision if you could? Well I know that in movies when you go back and change the decision you mess up your pass experience. To be honest, I would like to be that person that goes back to change my decision to snow board or not. I would go back because it is a little harder to do things at times. Also if I thought my decision out and changed my decision, I could still be in gymnastics, gone to camp, and seen my cousin.
On the other hand I wouldn't go back because if I did go back and messed with my past experience, I probably wouldn't have as much time as I have now to spend with my friends since I would probably still be in gymnastics. I enjoy having the awesome friends I have today and the extra time I have to spend with them.
As you can see I did cause a big chain reaction. First, making my decision to snow board, flipping backward, hurting myself, worrying my family, had to be assisted by the rescue team (interrupted their training), rode in the longest ambulance ride in my life, extra Dr. Haralabatos visits, x-ray scans, extended trip, additional trips to the hospital, missed camp, missed my cousin, and had to stop gymnastics.
So this is the decision I regret making and this caused a pretty big "chain reaction", but who knows how my life would have been if I didn't make that decision. But for now, no snowboarding for me..Until next time, BYEEEEEEEE...