If you Google for the phrase ‘adrenaline junkie’, you will find that it is an informal noun used to denote a person who has a compulsive desire for excitement and adventure. Funnily enough, I didn’t know that I was an adrenaline junkie till yesterday.
So, how did I find out that I was an adrenaline junkie. Obviously, I heard it from someone.
As I am writing this blog post sitting on this hospital bed, I can’t help but think of my arrogance. I have been an arrogant spoilt brat for almost my whole life.
The car accident that brought me here has made me realize a lot of things about myself.
What is this car accident that I am talking about?
Read on to find out. It was the last weekend of June, 2019. I was coming back from a friend’s place, driving at a considerably fast pace. The road ahead was clear. There was not a single person in the street. And then, all of a sudden, I see this dog crossing the street. I could have hit the dog and got away. But, something stopped me from doing so.
I applied the brake. The car swelled for a few seconds and crashed into a nearby tree. I became unconscious after that. When I opened my eyes, I found myself in this hospital with bandages and crunches.
There are stitches all over my body. There are wounds. They are getting better now. It has been a month and I will be discharged in a couple of days.
For some strange reason, I am no longer excited about cars now. Before the accident, I was really into cars. I had three of my favourite cars in my garage. Now, this wheelchair next to my bed is all I have.
I used to take good care of my cars. I used to change the headlights from time to time. Only last month, I brought a new halogen headlight after reading reviews about it from halogenhub.com. I make sure that my cars remain in the best condition. I make sure to change the damaged parts.
I wish my cars could do the same for me. While this may seem sad to my family and me, I am glad that this accident happened. I am a different person now. I am no longer an adrenaline junkie.
There are times in everybody’s life that are valuable and intense. This was one of those intense moments in my life. I was changing from the inside. I was becoming a different man, a better man. Now I don’t care for materialistic things like I used to do. I intend to live my life with purpose. There is more to life than fast cars and instant gratification.