Last night, I heard a huge BOOOOOOM outside my house.
A girl had slammed into my parked car. Right in front of my house. She lost control of her vehicle because she wanted to pick up her falling ice cream cone. Why? WHY. WHY WERE YOU DRIVING THAT FAST?
She was a crying, hot mess because she had just picked up her car from the auto body shop that same day. Her car was totaled but so was mine. I was very zen because…why escalate the situation? Thank God I wasn’t in the car, but my body tensed up from the situation. I had a nosebleed shortly thereafter just from the stressful situation that it was. It’s not the first time someone’s ran into my parked car, and my poor car has been rear ended before. My entire back seat was drenched in cold brew coffee. The stink will never come out. And I lost that profit from this weekend. Seriously, #smallbizownerproblems. But immediately, these questions & thoughts ran through my head:
- Why is this happening to me right now? I just celebrated my monthiversary of my new business and this happens?!
- Where am I gonna find the time to deal with insurance?
- How am I gonna get to work?
- My poor car.
- This poor girl. A blubbering mess. She’s older than me and can’t hold her shit together.
- Why was she driving so fast on a quiet residential street?
- I am so tired.
My car might be a total loss. Poor Jean Lucques. You’ve been such a good car.
Things are of this world and luckily, I know that material things will come and go. And fortunately, I have the best sister in the world who helped me clean out my car and brought me to work today. Fortunately, I have the most wonderful friends who’ve already prayed for me and have offered such encouragement. If you pray, if you could please pray for the girl and her physical/mental health, for my mental health, and that the finances of this situation would be manageable…that would be beyond appreciated. Thank you.