After a troubling event in life, most people’s first reaction is to dwell on their sadness at the hand that life has dealt them. And why not? Life can be pretty shitty sometimes, and it’s okay to feel down. However, at some point, it’s best to prepare yourself to get over that hump, whether that means learning a valuable life lesson or simply developing a sense of perspective. A lot of people find ways of doing it, even if that means having to be a bit self-deprecating from time-to-time.
This is Lauren, a 20-year-old from San Diego. She lost her arm around a year ago in a moped accident. “I was going pretty fast on a moped and lost control of it, and I hit the median in the road,” Lauren, who asked that her last name not be used, told. “I flew off and hit a sign and it sliced my arm off. I stayed conscious the whole time.”
By a stroke of luck, her life was saved by a police officer on the scene who had just received tourniquet training. “I remember I asked the cop, ‘Hey, am I gonna die?’ and he said, ‘No, you’ll be fine,'” she said. Social media has played a big part in her coping process, she said.