When I was a kid, I used to kick and splash my legs around in the bathtub, pretending to be a mermaid. I would move quickly so that the water would spray ever so slightly, and I would make believe that I was creating a tsunami. It was all harmless fun. These were the days when everything was innocent, and timeless. It's funny, really. How easily and effortlessly a life can change forever with just one choice. For me, my choice was to get on that wretched boat.