My Life Has Changed My Outlook On Life

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“Sometimes you have to let life turn you upside down so you can learn to live right side up” (Anonymous). It happened a year ago this past October, my life literally got turned upside down; I was in a car accident. The accident was traumatic, but it changed my outlook on life. I wish it did not have to come down to that in order for me to figure things out though. It made me realize that I was taking life for granted. I realized how things could change in an instant and that all those things you never thought could happen to you actually can. Tomorrow is not promised and I believe too many people tend to ignore that. It was a typical Saturday night in October, Halloween was just around the corner. Three friends and I were headed to a corn maze. It was supposed to be a fun night, until we turned onto a dirt road and in an instant everything changed. The driver was going fast and hit a washboard patch on the road which caused the car to drift and the driver to lose control. I felt the car jerk left and right. As I looked up from the backseat at the driver, her hands were tight on the steering wheel turning it left and right trying to regain control of the car. We were sliding and I felt the car drop off the road. I closed my eyes tight, afraid to witness what was about to happen next. It is amazing all the things you can see with your eyes closed. We rolled three times and although it all happened so fast it seemed like it was never going to end. I felt like a doll being

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