Every day Life
by Frenzied Femme
Sometimes, the universe seems to be slowing me down. I might need to be somewhere, but it feels like I am running through mud. I'm not sure how many of you have ever run through mud, but it can suck you in and be quite frustrating. This occurred to me a couple of days ago. I was trying to take my daughter to her tumbling class. I told her that we would be leaving in five minutes. But, was she there ready to go after those five minutes? No. She was nowhere to be seen. I called her, and she was ready a couple minutes later. This slow-down continued on our journey. I went to depart the freeway. It is one of those exits that have one exit ramp but two actual exits. For some reason, I started to get off on the wrong one. I had to pull to the side and wait for traffic to clear before I could continue to the correct exit. I have never done this before. And, I had been paying attention to my driving. I could not understand how I made such a silly mistake. As I moved to a normal road, I was stuck in between a vehicle to the left of me and one to the front of me going 20 mph under the speed limit. I remarked to my daughter that we were never going to get to tumbling at that rate. I questioned why people would be driving 25 in a 45 zone. And needless to say, I caught an extra red light due to the snail's pace I was driving.
But, before my journey was over, I questioned whether the Universe was intentionally holding me back, but for good reason. Just before we arrived at the gym, we drove through the aftermath of an accident that had apparently just occurred. A vehicle driving the opposite direction crossed the road, hit a light pole (on the side I had been travelling on), hit a car (on the side I had been travelling on), hit a fire hydrant (on the side I had been travelling on), and came to a rest (on the side of the road that I had been travelling on). It is possible that had we not hit that light, had my daughter not come down a couple of minutes late, had I not screwed up my exit strategy that we would have been involved in the accident.
My take away for the night... be more patience, less anxious. Perhaps, there are reasons to slow down once in a while.
Note: the passenger in the vehicle that crossed the road appeared to be banged up, but OK. The driver's leg was crushed.