Dying to Be Reborn

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I have always believed that every person lives many lives. Each one is a period in a person’s lifetime, characterized by the people one meets, jobs, travels, and many other experiences. The transition between one life to another is marked by a significant event. My first life finished on August 17th, 2005. I was backpacking across Europe when, in Gdansk, a small city in northern Poland, I had a terrible accident: while diving, I broke my neck. When the first vertebra was shattered into three parts, the worst, and probably most important, experience in my life began. After a couple of years, I understood that breaking my neck was a turning point in my life, which shaped the person I have become. On the contrary, at that moment it seemed the end of my life. An awful end. Backpacking across Europe was a dream come true. I had worked as a waiter for months to save the money needed for that trip, and travelling alone was a new and exciting challenge. Before Gdansk, I had been in Venice, Budapest, Bratislava, Warsaw, and other places. Next stop would have been Prague. Instead, I sp...
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