If You Didn’t Do That One Thing…

I think about this sometimes, and it’s kind of crazy.

You don’t realize it at the time, but looking back you can see how you had a choice and what your decision was. And how that decision affected everything else you’ve been through.

In high school, I quit jazz dance lessons after three months. What if I didn’t? During my last two years, I managed the baseball team. What if I never reached out to the coach? I probably wouldn’t have met all of the guys and probably wouldn’t haven bought so many bags of Goldfish crackers.

What if I went to a different college? I was accepted to five and chose Western New England. What if I went to my second choice instead? I definitely wouldn’t have had the friends I did. I would have been involved with other organizations and clubs on whatever campus I was on.

Would I have the job I have now? What if I didn’t intern the summer before my senior year? What if my ex and I never broke up and I moved to southern Connecticut like I thought I would after graduation?

The more you think about it, the more everything seems to be connected. If I didn’t do X, then Y wouldn’t have happened. Now I know I can’t be 100% sure one thing wouldn’t happen if I did something different, but I can assume so.

It makes me wonder now what choices I’m making that could affect other things that happen to me in the future. I guess I’ll have to wait and see, right?

Do you ever think about this, or am I just the crazy one?


  1. I definitely think about this a lot. Mainly, what if I attended a different university than the one I did. I’d have a whole different friend group, experiences, and pretty much everything else. All I had to do was accept a different offer and I’d have a different life.

    Also, buying many bags of Goldfish crackers is always the right decision.


  2. Lol this is ridiculous, but I think about it in terms of money. I’m like oh my goodness… If I hadn’t spent this money on a stupid thing five years ago I’d have that much more now. Lol I know it’s crazy but it’s kind of funny, too.

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