THE TIME I ALMOST DIED 💀

  1. It was the summer of 2014 and I was in the Dominican Republic
  2. And of course my group of white peers wanted to go hiking
    All I had was a flimsy pair of Nike Free Runs. These are the literal opposites of a hiking boot.
  3. We took 2 Guaguas (public busses) to Pedro Sanchez
    And met our 2 guides. Juan and the other guy whose name started with a P.
  4. As we hiked up this beautiful waterfall i became more and more nervous.
    Juan and the guy whose name started with a P were literally clearing out branches and leaves with their machetes.
  5. I asked, "Has no one been up here before?" .
    The guy whose name started with a P turned around and giggled.
  6. We climbed and climbed. And the path narrowed and narrowed.
  7. I stepped onto a deceiving patch of dry leaves and mango peels
    SWISH! I FELL!
  8. My life didn't flash before me, only the dark green and black hues of the mountain. I also thought about how fucked up it was going to be to die at 19...
    But suddenly i stopped falling.
  9. I wondered if my death had arrived so abruptly.
    But the guy whose name starts with a P was holding my wrist.
  10. He pulled me up like a warrior and stood me on a pile of leaves that actually had rock and soil under it.
  11. Of course my group wanted to continue.
    And this was what we found after the ascent.
  12. ILL NEVER GO HIKING AGAIN THOUGH