A healing at college

One December afternoon my friend and I decided to drive to a coffee shop to study for our final exams at school. It had snowed earlier that day but had stopped by the time we planned to leave campus. It was a 45-minute drive, but neither the winter weather nor the distance deterred us from enjoying a nice evening studying together with our favorite sweet seasonal drinks in hand.

Having grown up in the California Bay Area, I had no experience driving in snow or on ice, but figured I’d be fine because we’d mostly be on main roads. So we made the drive, enjoyed the productive evening together, and eventually decided to head back to school. 

I was driving on the highway with my friend in the passenger seat when suddenly everything became blurry. I realized I didn’t have control of my steering wheel as I frantically jerked it back and forth. My car made a 90-degree turn to the right and then another complete turn to the left. In a matter of moments we awoke with our heads against airbags to a loud knocking on the window of my totaled car. 

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Panning for gold
November 16, 2015

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