I know I owe you a post about my femme battle. But I don’t want to write about that right now; I want to write about this.
The last few months have given me the run around. Things have finally been looking up, and I’ve been really excited to look toward the future. Until today. When my driving my car became more like taking a ride on the Scrambler. We’ve had a lot of bad weather in the Midwest, but the roads have been good for traveling for a bit. However, this morning I got in an accident and banged up my car. Yep, the new car I bought in December after totaling the other one.
I’d never received a ticket before my November accident, and in the last 3 months I’ve totaled a car, damaged another, and gone through the legal trouble to reduce the charges from the first accident. It kills me that I seem so irresponsible lately; and such a bad driver! I was taught to be a defensive driver – always looking at my surroundings and anticipating what others might do. Oh well. Never hurts to be a little more cautious.
I’m not really an “it all happens for a reason” person, but this just screams PAY ATTENTION! Clearly someone/thing is trying to communicate with me. If I’m being tested, I’m not sure how much more I can endure. Just when I’m on the mend I get pushed back down. But this time I brought a rope and a ladder, I’ll make my way back to the surface, just you watch.
A few decent things have come from all this, though. I’ve discerned that I really can handle a problem when it happens. I know just who to call and in what order (my mother last!). This is also helping some of my control and anxiety issues. I never would have thought that deep breathing and learning to be calm would become so handy.
I’ve also become a lot closer to some of the people in my life. A friend has been there for both accidents and immediately offered support (and booze). She’s pretty awesome, and I feel really lucky to be a part of her life. The other is my person. She’s there through everything and keeps proving time and time again how wonderful she is and how much she cares for me. Something I never take for granted.
Fingers crossed that tomorrow morning I’ll get a call that they will be fixing my car. A deductible I can handle right now; a new car, not so much. If you have a few extra positive thoughts or vibes or good hippy lovin’ left, please send them all my way. I promise to return the favor whenever you find yourself in need.
Stay warm, stay safe, stay away from me on the roads.