Today started like any other day. I got up early, got fly and was prepared to get a lot accomplished as well as have a great time for a special occasion. I was heading to Chicago to support “My Cakes” for graduating from Pastry School and was in an accident with a deer.
This was all bad and all at the wrong time. It’s also my first real accident ever. I reacted as fast as I could. All I remember seeing is a massive brown body get in front of my windshield, me yelling, NO, NO, NO! DON’T HIT MY CAR! Then I begin to veer off to the fast lane to avoid the deer, while decelerating, but unfortunately couldn’t escape contact. We collided. My car sounds different, the airbags don’t deploy, but the car is giving me some instruction. I still don’t know or remember what it says as I am in complete shock. I don’t know what to do. I get out of the car and I’m shaking. I see the car dented up and leaking and I don’t know what to do. I didn’t want to let my Fiancé down, so I contemplated trying to keep going. Then I realized how crazy that sounded and I message her, called my mom, 911 and then the insurance company.
An Amish family was pulled over on the opposite side of the highway. They punctured a tire from running over the deers antlers. They get out, ask if I’m ok and then pull the deer off of the highway. Another person appeared saying that he saw the accident and also called the police for me and checked on my well being.
After I calmed down and realized what could have been, I’m extremely blessed that I have no scratches, aches or pains and although my car looks bad, my life was spared.
As I grow as a person, life takes different shape and perspective. This accident could have been fatal and I had no control over that. I could have missed the rest of my daughter’s life, never get married and never see the fruits of my labor become tangible. Yeah, I worried about getting to work, making the graduation and how to afford all of this, but as the day went on, I was just happy to be alive.
The vision of that deer running across the highway and into my vehicle will probably be embedded in my mind for a while, but Thank God I am alive to tell the story! I’ve heard worse from others and I consider myself extremely blessed that the picture is the worst that happened.
No matter what happens in your life always remember, you’re still here. That means the fight to the top to achieve your level of success will continue. Don’t give up! Get inspired to get more! Cause tomorrow is never promised.