Last week I was in an automobile accident.
I was in my Suburban, crossing the intersection on a green light when a vehicle appeared in my right peripheral vision. I slammed on my brakes. The impact was sudden, my air bag deployed and now I have questions.
When you suffer a concussion as I did, your brain doesn't work quite right for a while. It is different for everyone. I am forgetful, easily confused, have vision issues and cannot access an entire part of my cognitive thought area.
I also have questions:
How can I look just fine physically but be so 'not fine' in my head?
Is this how people with traumatic brain injuries feel on a much much larger scale - thinking the same as before the impact but not being able to access parts of yourself, or to communicate?
Did the other driver really hit the gas vs. the brake?
Is it weird that I am mourning the loss of my vehicle - thanking it for sacrificing it's life for my own?
Why was I spared? Is there a message there- a lesson? Am I thinking too deeply about it?
That morning I was annoyed with Mr. Fossler. I left without saying 'goodbye' to him. Yikes!
The accident changed me. I am not totally sure HOW because it is still unfolding - but my perspective and priorities in certain areas of my life are shifting before my blurry eyes.
I am excited to see where the journey takes me.
I will be fine in a few weeks and maybe sooner if I take it really easy.
Please drive safe, always say good bye and wear your seat belt.
xoxo Lady Katherine