Essay on 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 …show more content…

I auditioned for the cymbal line and, unexpectedly, made it in. My life after that was something like an adventure. There are those archetypical storylines in adventure books where the hero enters this new world, trains, meets new people, makes enemies, and succeeds in their ultimate goal all the while growing as a person and acquiring self-knowledge. Well, that was what drumline turned my life into, without the fate of the world resting on my shoulders, of course. Through drumline, I discovered the world of competitive marching band, marching percussion, and guard. These circuits felt like a secret underground society with its own sets of values and rules. I was amazed and excited to be part of it. Drumline also introduced me to about 75 percent of the people I know. Bands from other schools, instructors, and fellow classmates all bonded over this shared experience. In fact, my close friends are all in the music program. That being said, Drumline was not all fun and games, it was a commitment. I sacrificed hours, weekends, summer, and so much more to make this experience worthwhile. However, spending that much time with people, there’s bound to be some conflict. Since drumline attracted a very diverse group of people, I worked with members who I normally would associate with. There were “delinquents”, associated student body members, honor roll students, and wild kids. I was very much out of my

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