Sunday, September 16, 2012

Goodbye, Car. Hello, Change?

Last Saturday (the 8th) , I got into my first ever car wreck/accident. I was driving in the rain with my dad and two sisters.



Instead of typing it all out, I'm just going to link to the newspaper article I was interviewed for.  The car is pretty much totaled. We didn't have collision insurance on it so we are selling it for parts and hoping to break even with all the towing drama. Somehow, I'm in very little pain from the accident. No broken bones, no bruises, not even a scratch on anyone but Bridgette. It took a while for the accident to sink in. I finally came to the realization that I've lost nearly all of my independence by losing my car. If I want to go anywhere, I have to either borrow my mom's van and leave her without transportation or call on friends and family members for rides.
I've shed quite a few tears in frustration this past week or so, for more reasons than just my car. But, change is on the horizon. I've registered to take the LSAT on October 6th, and I've been studying a lot. I want to move out west in January. More to the point, I'm going to move out to Provo in January unless something stops me. If I do well on the LSAT, I'm going to apply to BYU's law school.
I've finally made a decision and so far it feels right. I feel like Heavenly Father is nudging me out the door with the car situation. I never would have seen myself getting into an accident like that, and now that I can't go anywhere without help I feel like it's time to move on. I have the support of my family, and everyone that I share this plan with seems very excited for me. It's about time that I stop waiting for something to happen and make something happen for myself.
I'm actually pretty excited,
Melissa

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