In his autobiography, The Persecutor, Sergei Kourdakov shares many experiences that can be considered turning points in his life. One is when he finished schooling with the highest marks in his class, and another is when he joined the KGB. Some were more important than others, but turning points nonetheless. A turning point is, as described by the New Oxford American Dictionary, “a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs, especially one with beneficial results.” Reading his autobiography has helped me to examine some of my life and realize I’ve already had several events that have influenced who I am now or changed the expected course of my life. I want to share with you one recent turning point of mine.