Every day we leave our house we take a risk, you never know what the day has in store. You always try to plan and schedule your day-to-day, but in reality there is a much larger plan and some things just never happen the way you plan. Just like any other day I was leaving my house in the morning to get to yoga, taking the road I drive every day and was waiting at the light I always waited at… Everything was going according to plan. Suddenly, bam, I get into a car crash… My FIRST car crash ever! It seriously was one of the scariest things I’ve ever been involved in and I had no clue what to do. Who do I call? What do I do? I was so scared. I stepped out of the car and thankfully I was in one piece. I began to thank god I was alive. After the crash I went to the hospital and got a CAT scan of my head just to make sure everything was in the clear. My doctor came back in and told me I needed to get more tests done because the test came back that it was possible I had a stroke. I had a follow up with the doctor later and he confirmed that it looked like I had a stroke and I needed to get an MRI done to be clearer on exactly what is going on. He told me it would be a few days until we got the results back as to if I had a stroke or not. This clearly wasn’t something I could just sit around and wait for. It was driving me absolutely crazy thinking about it and of course was the only thing I could think about all day long. I decided I seriously needed to just get out of the house and get my mind off of everything, so I headed to San Diego to be with my family and re-charge.
Being around my family and friends was exactly what I needed. Instead of sitting around all day and going crazy about what had happened I went out, hung with my friends and had some fun. The next morning I woke up not feeling so hot, which led to me and my grandma’s conversation on drinking. Which is still one of the funniest moments I think I’ve ever had in my life. She got on me about drinking and I got right back on to her about how SHE used to drink but now she can’t any more so don’t get all over me about it. LOL! I laughed and smiled the entire time, which was exactly what I needed. When I got back to LA and reality, I got the results from the MRI and it came back NEGATIVE!!! They explained to me that it looked like I had a stroke, but it was just water filling my brain (I had just been diving, LOL!).
After going through all of that, my car crash, a stroke scare, I realized how fragile life is right now but also how short life is, so I better live it up. Live life to the fullest and don’t take life too serious or for granted.