Todd Schoonover This image is not naughty or offensive, so don't flag me WatchTrolls
There are things that I have chosen to pursue from college to specific jobs to becoming an EMT first then a paramedic. I’ve controlled my personal interests and the way I spend my time. I’ve chosen to travel to different places including all 50 states and to Australia. I’ve chosen to run various races.
There are definitely things that I have had no control over. The company I worked for went into bankruptcy after a financial scandal. I chose to remain with the company, but when they no longer needed me I had no control over that. I had no control over when family members died. I have no control over the weather.
It’s hard to define exactly what degree I’ve controlled my life since there’s a lot of external things that no one can control. I would say that I’ve controlled much of what I can control, and controlled how I react to external things that I have no control over.