I had a post allll scheduled and planned out for today. Lala let’s talk about running/me eating vegan burritios! Let’s talk about my first trip ever to the chiropractor!
But yesterday took the absolute cake.
I was actually coming from my first chiropractor’s appointment (which I’ll go into, but it was all good), and I’d almost made it over to work…
I’m going to be an adult here, and completely admit that I was at fault here. 100%. I honestly was a little distracted – I was preoccupied with my blood pressure, which registered a little high at the chiro earlier. I was obsessing, and not paying 100% attention. There was one car in front of me at the light, which I saw sort of in my mind’s eye, and when it turned green, I just started to accelerate. Right into the back of the Rubicon in front of me. I hopped out of the car, and immediately made sure the super nice guy in the Jeep was okay. He was fine, his car was beyond fine, and he was just sorry that I’d managed to destroy my car’s hood so well.
Of course at that time, it started sleeting, and the police officer, who was so kind when he finally got there, probably took 30 minutes to get there.
She was right…
When I started driving, despite my lanky frame, I would scoot the seat RIGHT up on the steering wheel. My dear mother would often joke that I drove IN the steering wheel, and would often admonish me not to scoot my seat so far, and I’d always wave it off. She was totally right. When I hit Mr. Rubicon, the first thing that happened was that my knees went straight into the dash. They will be bruised tomorrow, which isn’t the worst outcome, but when I told my mom that she was, and always had been right, she brought up a good point.
“What if you’d broken a bone in your knees?”
She’s right – I would be devastated. Injuries happen, but to injure myself horribly in a car accident in a way that would prevent me from moving around like the clinically-diagnosed ADHD person I am would be really hard for me.
My mother was right.
I was driving distractedly. I wasn’t horribly injured, and the only thing that’s really going to hurt is my bank account, but I could have hurt someone, and I’m not okay with that. Stop worrying. Put down your phone (DON’T DO IT), and DRIVE.
Ever get into a silly fender-bender?