Sunday, March 7, 2010

Rocky Roads

2010 has not been as smooth sailing as I hoped it would be. Things have gotten off to a very shaky start. January was normal and I got through the month better than I'd thought. February had lots of tricks up its sleeve and everything started to crumble. I was returning home after class one day and got into a car accident. A ladder fell off the bed of a truck on the left lane of the interstate. I tried to swerve to avoid the ladder but I still hit part of it and my car spun out of control. Luckily I was unharmed except for a burn on my arm caused by the airbag. I am thankful that I am still here though. My car was totaled and according to my insurance company, my policy did not cover a rental car. This was very bad news because I live 45 minutes away from the university that I currently attend. A few days later, my boyfriend of 3 years told me that he had feelings for another girl and he couldn't be with me anymore. In one week, my whole world came crashing down. I had counted on him being there for me throughout this situation and possibly helping me out and suddenly, he was turning his back on me. This hurt more than anything. The man that promised to marry me one day was leaving me for someone else? I desperately searched for something to turn to and I decided to turn to smoking. Even though it isn't good for my health, it certainly helped take the edge off. Nothing is ever certain in life and sometimes you just have to roll with the punches. Que sera, sera.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Well things haven't been off to a really good start this year. January wasn't really good for me, but I made it. It's been 7 years since my first love was killed in a car accident and sometimes it still hurts like yesterday. I made it through most of January and was looking forward to February as it approached. Four days before the month ended, I was driving on the interstate heading back home like any other day. Unfortunately, this day someone loaded a ladder onto their truck and unfortunately it fell off and hazardly blocked the left lane of the road. I was driving in the left lane of the road traveling between 60 and 70mph. The car in front of me was the first to come across the ladder and they swerved last minute. As I approached, I also attempted to swerve but my left tire still hit the ladder. My car began to swerve and I tried to straighten it out. I was unsuccessful in regaining control of my car and I swerved to the right side of the road and into the bridge. The impact was very hard and the airbags were deployed. The passenger side airbag exploded against the windshield causing the glass to shatter. My left arm instinctively went up to protect my face and made contact with the airbag on the driver's side. The airbag burned my arm but I was otherwise unhurt. I immediately tried to get out and found neither front door would open. I climbed in the back seat and jumped out of the car and immediately began to panic. I was alone and I was scared. Some good Samaritans stopped to help me and I am so thankful to them. These men called the police and held me and waited with me during my ordeal. This small gesture meant the world to me. It's good to know that there are some really nice people in the world that are willing to take time out of their day to help someone. Losing my car was very upsetting but I'm just glad to be alive and unharmed. I'm hoping that things turn out better for me...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Beginnings

Its a new day and a new year. I'm still the same person but as of December 11th, 2009, I am a college graduate. Through all the struggles, the trials, and tribulations, I have finally obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology. I have passed my Praxis exam and next week I will be starting my journey towards certification in elementary education. I will begin studying for my GRE and my ultimate goal is to become a kindergarten teacher and attend graduate school to obtain my Masters degree in some form of Psychology that deals with children.