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Almost Dying and How My Mindset Changed

A personal story of surviving a motor vehicle accident and overcoming fear of death.

Photo by Kiwihug on Unsplash

“Wake up, idiot! You’re dreaming you’re in a desert!”

The brown landscape flashes in front of me, the same dull brown of a hot, sandy desert. I press my eyes together to blink hard, just once to wake myself up. When I open my eyes, everything feels…




We all have events in our lives that served as our turning point that led us to where we are today. Capturing those thoughts, feelings, and experiences before, during, and after that time helps us be proud of how far we’ve come. Together, this is our story forward.

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Doreen Barker

Doreen Barker

Creator of Stories of Food Production, Farm Girl, Writer of Life and Mental Health, Abuse Warrior and Mentor

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