happy sunny Monday, love bugs 🙂 xx
maybe you follow me on IG, maybe we know each other from college, or maybe you don’t know me at all in which i’m sure your life is much better off (jkjkjk) – but for those who don’t know, i got in a car accident last week that’s kind of rattled me a bit… literally and figuratively. i was in an Uber heading to my friends wedding reception, sitting in the backseat behind the driver. i wanted to charge my phone, and the driver said i could use his cord but should move up to the front since the cord was shorter…so at the stop sign i moved to the front. once we went through the stop sign, we got smashed into by an SUV in the exact spot where i was JUST sitting in the back.
ya. freaky. i still have nightmares.
we all walked away without any cuts and scrapes and bruises thankfully but i did end up with a concussion. given that i couldve been at the point of impact, i will gladly take a concussion. so back to NYC i went, but i ended up not feeling so well when i got back…nausea, headaches, of course but the most concerning was that i couldnt exactly use my hands. i couldn’t write, i couldnt use my remote, etc. i saw a couple neurologists who all were concerned about what was going on so i got additional scans. TBD on the results, but i’m confident they will come back okay – mainly because as i’m typing this, a week after the accident, my hands starting working this morning again!! weaker but still properly – which i will take.
this whole experience to be honest, as a whole, is pretty mild – i’m not trying to over dramatize a situation that could have been much worse, and very well would have. plenty of people have concussions, they are solved by some R&R which can almost always be done at home, and will be fine in a couple weeks. i have my limbs, i have my senses, i dont need any surgery, etc. the whole experience *did* really make me think a lot though, especially about those who live with something everyday. even now i have a headache and nausea, but nothing that inhibits my ability to work, or to write, or…to take selfies 🙂
it just makes you think about how “dont take your health for granted” really holds more weight than we give it credit. if you woke up this morning, got out of bed unassisted, walked perfectly to the bathroom with your legs and vision, and brushed your teeth, think of the abundance of bodily functions you just managed to execute without any true pain/agony, assistance, etc. i’m so much more thankful for my health, because of my slightly inconvenient concussion that ended up turning out 100% treatable and fixable.
if i had stayed in that backseat i wouldnt be able to say the same thing. my heart goes to those who have had accident or life events where it may have ended much worse for them.
ANYWAY. LIGHTER SUBJECT. has anyone else noticed that this is the first true “spring” we’ve had in NYC in …. years?? normally we get 2 weeks of chilly but awakening SPRING and then its blistering summer til Sept. i’m loving the transition – spring jackets, long tunics, and taking advantage of my favorite booties for just a little while longer!! enjoy some spring picks to replicate my outfit – all of which are on sale (UM SCORE??)