Narrative Essay About Snowboarding

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Slow Motion As your adrenaline pumps during snowboarding while shredding down the mountain slopes on a beautiful day in the Sierras is the life. The feeling of snowboarding to me is pure serenity, but its all fun and games until someone gets hurt. I had just freshly turned 18 and felt like I was on top of the world, and could take on anything. I could do all kinds of tricks, I could spin, jump, flip, twirl, I could do it all when it came to snowboarding. I felt invincible. When put into a situation where your needed to overcome adversity, your forced to learn from the experience and help better understand the people around you. One normal day at the slopes about midway through the day I had already completed a few runs and was feeling extremely confident. I had been working on my flips all day and decided to go BIG or go home. I did neither. As I stood up at the top…show more content…
For the first time in my life I had my legs taken from underneath me. My first initial thought was hey maybe this will be fun, everyone seems nicer to disabled people, you get to ride everywhere instead of walking, and I remembered kids in class that got to leave early to get to the next. But the first time it hit me of how hard the next few months were gonna be didn't take long. Right when I got back from the hospital and was coherent I quickly realized I really could not use my legs. I was in shock, I had plans to go places and all those dreams came to a halt. Life felt as if I were in slow motion. This experience gave me the realization on what it would be like if I were permanently disabled, like many out there. The saying my parents always used to preach to me “put yourself in their shoes” finally became apparent. I had to relearn how to navigate through my own home, use the restroom, bathe, and even change my own clothes. These are all simple necessities in life that we all take for granted

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