We Only Live Once – WOLO!

My first blog post of the year included a brief recap of 2017’s achievements and a short list of my personal goals for 2018.  Well dear readers, my 2018 started out somewhat scary, yet filled with gratitude and appreciation for the fragile yet amazing gift called life.

Story Time!

On my way home after my first day of work, the hood of my car aka my baby, popped open slamming into my windshield while I was on the highway driving home.  Not only was I freaked out, but I now had to attempt to navigate my baby into the emergency lane, while trying to avoid another vehicle crashing into me using only the side mirrors. Needless to say, it was one of the most nerve-wracking experiences of my life.

After slowly making my way over onto the emergency lane towards the approaching off ramp,  I parked, put my hazard lights on and assessed the damage.  Aside from the tiny shards of glass sticking into my thighs and hands, there was nothing major to report. Then of course I did the most reasonable thing I could think of in this situation…I called my mom.

Yeah, you heard me. I called my mom, not 911. Why you ask me? The simple truth. I had no idea what to do and called my mom because as we all know they have supernatural gifts in knowing what to do in almost any situation.

After inquiring if I was ok and out of immediate danger, my mom suggested that I contact the local towing company to have someone tow my car to an auto shop close to home.  While attempting to make this call, a highway emergency vehicle arrived and the driver immediately started offering his assistance. Of course my call to the towing company was dropped while all this was happening.  Eventually with the help of the driver of the emergency vehicle, and another tow truck driver who arrived on the scene we were able to contact the police and the tow truck company that could bring my baby closer to home.

That night I pretty much shrugged off the incident as no big deal and tried to keep things as lighthearted as possible. The following day I went to the Dr’s as my neck and shoulders were feeling pretty sore.  I was advised to rest up a few days but me being me, I decided to go back to work as soon as I could because of course in my mind, I’m Super Woman!

Short story long, this was not the best decision. Not only did the pain in my neck and shoulders get worse but I now had a fever to accompany the pain.  Back to the Dr’s office I went. This time when the medication and rest was recommended there was no choice but to take it.

Overall this experience was very humbling to say the least.  I finally faced the fact the fact that some days are reserved to rest and to heal and the others are dedicated towards the hussle.  To that end, I have to give a big shout out to everyone who assisted me that night and kept my spirits light in spite of everything.

Now that I’m equipped with the knowledge of how 100% human I am, I was thinking maybe I shouldn’t attempt the CN tower EdgeWalk I was planning to complete later this year…Jokes! Now more than ever I’m going to make sure this happens for me in 2018.

We only live once.  So we need to make the most of the time we have working on our dreams and taking the time needed to rest and recharge our batteries to pursue them.

Until next time!


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