You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take
Choices influence people’s future; However, quitting hockey was my most regretful decisions I have ever made. After I had my 3rd concussion, I knew I would have to quit hockey. As my schedule got busier Hockey was starting become less visible compared to other sports.
I remember the day I told my Dad I couldn’t play hockey anymore, after I got my 3rd concussion. I remember telling him I didn’t want to play anymore. Today I remember the stops at Dunkin’ Donuts at 6:30 in the morning. There I was, little 5th grader who had been playing Hockey since he was four. He enjoyed flying across the ice decked out in hockey gear, he enjoyed eating a Boston cream donut from DDs after every game. That little boy still lives inside of me. I wish to be back on the ice, but one thing has always prevented me from doing that. It was my concussions. By the time I was in 5th grade I had three. My life was Hockey and basketball, and by the time 5th grade ended I made up my mind. I told my dad with great sorrow because I loved hockey. Hockey gave me 2 concussions, but I will never forget it. Telling my parents I didn’t want to do it was hard, but I love basketball and I thought I made the right choice.
It was a tough decision but I made the right one; however, I miss hockey a lot. Getting concussions to many concussions from Hockey lead me to that decision, but I still miss skating around the ice; I am happy with basketball, and my sports today, but hockey will forever be in my heart; Sports are what make my weekends better. Hockey gave me memories that I will never forget.