Dear Honeycomb Hideout,
I recently was in an accident. Thankfully, I wasn’t seriously injured, but it made me think about my life and how it could’ve ended that quickly if I wasn’t so fortunate. Ever since the accident, I’ve been a little bit disconnected from everything. Any advice on how to get out of this funk?
-Lost in a Daze
First, let me start by saying I’m glad that you’re okay and in good health, especially since the way you talk about this accident it could’ve been a lot worse. I think you may be feeling disconnected, because something none of us think about as young people is our mortality. It’s a scary thought when we feel like we’re invincible at times, and to have that false sense of reality checked is a sort of wake-up call. This is a continuing point, not game over; remember that.
Take this time to reflect on what’s important to you, as this is an opportunity to do just that. I don’t know what your beliefs are in terms of a higher power or karma. If you don’t believe in any of those maybe you believe in the concept of science and how energy is neither created nor destroyed, so maybe that accident was all of your negative energy releasing itself from your life. Take this chance to have a complete reset.
Moving on from a traumatic experience is hard to do, and if you feel like you can’t do it alone turn to your friends, family, or even look into professional help. Your mental health is something very important and you don’t want to allow yourself to dwell on this experience, because it will then take over your life. Personally, I had a bad experience with geese as a kid and have never recovered. To this very day, I avoid parks in fear of those feathered demons. Seriously though; take a breath and be thankful you have survived an experience that can and will shape how you look at life forever moving forward. This can be something that either makes you more cautious or want to live life even more. Either way, the choice is yours and yours alone. We’re officially in spring, a time of rebirth and renewal, so I truly hope you come out of this situation a happier and healthier person.