four wheeling

this was months ago but i just realized how close to death or being seriously injured i was…

last winter during a bad snow storm i went out on a four wheeler with a friend. he took a turn way too fast and we flipped. we were probably traveling at about 40mph, and heading straight for a steep embankment of icy snow around a sharp turn. keep in mind i had nothing on to protect me except for a hat, jacket, snow pants…things to protect me from the cold. i dont really know what happened during impact but the way i landed was completely flat on my back packed tight in the snow. the four wheeler landed on top of me, right side up. i was tucked under the four wheeler with the tires on either side of my head, and one leg pinned (by my shin) under one of the other wheels. the damage to that leg was a laceration 2 inches long, and major mass contusion that i still have today. basically my right upper calf has a huge dent in it. i was on crutches for 4 weeks and had 8 stitches. my leg was crushed. it was swollen all the time and very painful and bruised. what if one of the tires landed on my face? they were on either side of my head… literally inches away from my face. when my friend lifted that four wheeler off of me, he didn’t know what was going to be underneath. all he could see were my legs sticking out. i keep getting anxious thinking about it. and i dont know why i didn’t put all the pieces together until now. i feel like part of me blocked it out because i remember everything that happened. it just never came full circle like that. there’s no doubt someone was watching over me that night. my life could’ve been changed forever.

pay close attention, because someone is always looking out for you. appreciate life with every last breath. because for a while there after my accident.. i wasn’t. i battle with depression sometimes and can become consumed with the thought of death. maybe that’s why things came full circle.

Don’t drive aggresively

I feel so stupid. This car cut me off and instead of letting it go and moving on, I decided to tailgate him. I was so close to him and at one point he quickly switched lanes. As he switched, I saw the car in front of him driving incredibly slow and I almost rear-ended him. This was on a highway, and it could have been a terrible accident. I need to focus on calming myself behind the wheel…

Rooftops and Rum

A couple buddies and I were on our way back to my college dorm from a party.  Obviously, we were all drunk like any other college kids.  On our trek back to our rooms we stumbled upon a building that looked climbable.  After what seemed like hours (well actually I don’t really remember getting to the top — I was extremely intoxicated), we figured a way up to the roof.  The majority of the time spent on the roof involved hanging our legs over the edge in recapping about our crazy college night.  With little judgement at all (and when I say that I mean NO judgement at all), I started to shimmy my body down the side of the building while only using my arms to hold me up.  Keep in mind this roof was approximately six stories high and surrounded by pavement.  I reached a point in my stupid attempt to impress my friends where i was unable to hoist myself back up.  It was at this point I knew i was in serious trouble.  One slip of a finger or one failed attempt to get myself in a better position could have costed me my life in a matter of seconds.  However, with the little luck I had on my side, I was able to shout to my friends for help and with out hesitation they pulled me up and saved my life.

This story is not meant to be a sob story because not one person should feel bad for me.  Drinking alcohol is a very dangerous activity if it is abused. The very first thing people lose when they are drunk is their judgment. Although commonly underestimated, the ability to judge situations is a vital necessity in our lives. I lost my judgment which almost lost me my life.  

I want everyone to know who is reading this that our lives our very, very fragile which I learned firsthand. In fact, even though the event took place a couple days ago, I cannot stop replaying the image in my head without acquiring the chills.  When we lose our judgment, we lose our ability to make smart and safe decisions. What I did that night was not only stupid, wreckless, and idiotic, but it really hit home for me.  

Please everyone be aware of your alcohol consumptions in the future.  One day you can be sitting on a ledge and one day you can be off of it. I’m just happy i’m alive.

30 cm from death

We were driving down the serpentine road, down the mountain. I was sleeping behind the guy sitting next to the driver (i am not a native speaker so i don’t know the proper term). At one point i was woken up by the people screaming in the car: we are on fire, our brakes are not working! And indeed, just woken up, it felt as if the car was on fire, however, it was the brakes overheating that produced the smell. I was the first one to jump out, rest followed me. At 40 km/ph, i severely wounded my leg, and fell short 30 cm from the cliff side, rest of my friends had more luck, the car didn’t. I had a lot of luck.

If you are driving down the steep mountain road, be sure not to hit the brakes hard or else they will heat up and stop working. Put the car in 2nd gear and take it slow. 

Out riding my motorcycle

I was ridning my motorcycle very fast (110-140 mph) on twisty country roads and was about to pass a slower car near a crossing.
All I see as I pass the car is a black SUV pulling out across the road. I brake hard and locks my rear tire witch makes the rear of the motorcycle kick out and swerve to the left to avoid the car. I just miss in the SUV that stopped in the middle of the road and I am able to squize between an oncoming car and the black SUV.
No more ridning for a white…

I went in the road and someone in a car was speeding, they beeped, almost hit me. 😞

Stuck in an Elevator

I was going to class on the 8th floor, yesterday with four of my friends and so we take the elevator like any other day then suddenly our elevator stopped between the 5th and 6th floor. Then the security guard on the intercom told us he’d get us out in no time, so of course we proceed as sane person would by taking pictures and having fun in general until 2 hour passed and our legs have noticeably weakened then when i tried to pick up my bag and it was much heavier then i remembered. We were also burning up as it was becoming increasingly hotter but we were still in a good mood and continued to have fun. Another hour later we begin to remove some layers of clothing as it was simply way to hot and we were starting to notice that what we were saying was somehow a little off as if we’d lose our train of thought easily and didn’t make sense 100% of the time and it was noticeably harder to breathe. When another hour came around we weren’t really talking to as much anymore and when we were we made absolutely no sense i remember asking my friend if he would like to climb the monkey tree? At this point it was so hot, i wanted to remove my shirt completely but i simply didn’t have enough energy to lift my arms. Then two of my friends were starting to fall asleep and i started to think to myself “this is how i’m going to die, running out of oxygen in an elevator”. Then finally the elevator started to move, when the doors finally opened we felt this huge gust of cool air and we were finally able to breath. We were clapping and shouting in glee, which woke up my other two friends. We had some difficulty getting up and carrying our bags but we were capable after a few minutes. We spent the rest of the day as if nothing happened, we went to our classes as usual as if we didn’t almost just die with only migrates to remind us otherwise.

There is a plan for me!

Okay, if any of you guys knew me then you would know that I am extremely blessed. I have been in my fair share of accidents and I probably shouldn’t be alive, but here I am and I know that all my thanks go directly to God. Today was one of those days. I was driving from work in the rain to attend my sister promotion. It was raining heavily and I was going a little less than the speed limit on the interstates here in Georgia, which are set at 65. I loss focus on the road for just a minute in heavy traffic (checking direction to my destination) and when I looked up I was about to run into the back of a truck. I swerved, and of course since it was raining I lost control of my car. Time seemed to slow and all the while I remembering thinking that I was about to die. I spun in two complete circles in oncoming traffic and finally came to rest in the same direction that I had been traveling. I didn’t touch the truck in front of my, nor did any other vehicle traveling touch me. The only damage I see to my car is on my front bumper but it’s nothing major. Today made me realize that the Lord must have a plan for my life and I’m gonna work hard to make sure that I take advantage of the continuous blessing of life that I am given.