Re-evaluating what is important...

Monday 14 October 2013

On Friday I was involved in a car accident. My tires slid on the wet road, and put me in the opposite line of traffic where I was heading towards a tractor. I swerved to avoid hitting the tractor head on, and managed to bounce off of it's tire, before hitting the bank and rolling my car. This was one of the most terrifying experiences of my entire life. As I was moving towards the tractor it was as if time slowed down, and I thought about all the people that I loved, and that I would leave behind... For a second after the accident, I wondered if I had actually died. Next thing I knew there was a woman at my window, making sure if I was OK, and instantly phoning the police and ambulance for me. All I wanted to do was get out of the car, considering that I was hanging upside down with only the seat belt holding me in. Someone called my mum for me and when she arrived she took my hands an squeezed it tightly, tears falling from her eyes. All I could say was, 'I'm OK'. When the ambulance arrived and popped their head into the car to check I was fine, I even managed to crack a joke. "You OK?", my reply: "Yeah, just hanging around". Once they got me out of the car we realised that I only had one tiny cut on my hand. They still checked me over, and I had to be breathalyzed to make sure I wasn't drink driving, and we were on our way. The biggest casualty in all of this was my poor little micra Tinkerbell. Although she did a bloody good job of protecting me.

From the back she looks spotless, but this picture shows the majority of the damage. Ever since the accident I've felt really strange. Like I'm a dead woman walking... I can't really explain it, I just feel like I shouldn't be here. Even though I'm very glad that I still am!

This whole experience has really gotten me thinking about what I want to do with my life, and it's motivating me to work towards my end goal. In the past few days, I've really been thinking about the person I am, and the person that I really want to be. There are a couple of changes that I need to make, and I'm hoping to begin making those shortly. One of my biggest goals is to move on in my relationships, and I began taking steps on that front yesterday, more about that to come soon.

So the moral of the story here is, if there is something you want to do/someone you want to be, then seize your chance before it is too late!
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  1. Saw this when you posted it on Instagram and my heart sank, so glad to read that you are okay.
    Luckily nothing like this has ever happened to me but it's enough of a reason to re-evaluate.
    Really glad your well x

  2. What a terrifying experience. After my son was born i was involved in a accident with him in the car and it messed me up big style. I am so glad your okay and you are being positive about this. stay safe x

  3. Omg! How scary for you! So glad you're ok!! x

  4. I saw this on Twitter but am so pleased that you are ok! I hope you stay positive :) X


  5. So glad you are okay - so terrifying! I began taking life more seriously after someone died in my school year and learned how quickly life can be taken.