I have an affinity for accidents of just about every kind, but especially when it comes to car accidents. I totaled my habanero prius c back in May and I got in another wreck on Tuesday evening. I'd have a more interesting and substantial post prepared for you today if I didn't spend most of yesterday dealing with insurance, car rentals, and all that jazz. I hope you'll forgive me. I did, however, want to pop in and share this little quote my friend Julien Elizabeth sent me after I called her to dish about my troubles.
This made me smile, my world stopped crumbling and I was able to look at the whole situation from a different perspective. At first I was all... 'My life is over. My insurance is going to drop me. I won't be able to drive. I'll never find work again. I'm going to end up in a cardboard box'... because I'm not dramatic at all. But, after I took a moment to breathe and reassess, I was able to shift my thinking to, 'So what if my stupid orange car is wrecked, or totaled. I'm alive. I have an amazing network of friends and family. This is not a big deal. It might take a few more phone calls, a bit more debt for now, and a few weeks driving around in a nissan, but just learn something from it.' And as soon as I made the decision to look on the bright side, I felt a burst of energy and I've been taking care of business ever since.
The whole ordeal's been a great lesson on patience and I'm going to look at that as a blessing, because I patience is something I could probably (definitely) use a whole lot more of. Anyways, I hope you have a safe and happy Thursday.