28 May 2007. That was one of the worst days EVER. I almost killed a woman with my car. She was standing in the middle of a few lanes, and I was driving very slowly (luckily!!!) as I was trying to change lanes, and she just started to walk, probably thinking I would be in the next lane by the time I got to her, which I wasn't, and had to do an emergency stop. Luckily there weren't any cars behind me (good old PE traffic...), and she didn't get hurt, but I got the fright of my life! That was bad thing #1.
When almost hitting said woman, I was on my way to supper with my boyfriend and a close friend (who is actually also an ex, now that I think of it...weird). On the way home I was really struggling to breathe, and probably coughed up some blood as well. So while trying to stay alive and not think of the semi-fight my boyfriend and I just had, I drove over a red traffic light. (note: I am NOT a bad driver, contrary to what happened on this day) And there was a camera, that took a picture, and I got a R500 fine. At least I wrote them a letter of apology and said I'm a poor student-didn't mention the not-being-able-to-breathe, what if they said I'm not fit to drive?!- and so they reduced the fine to R300. Bad thing #2.
And now for bad thing #3... the boyfriend broke up with me, at about 11pm that night. He was my longest bf ever (only 9months, but that's long for me), and I really thought that I might marry this guy (thank goodness I'm not though!). So there I was, shattered, not being able to sleep, not being able to breathe. Broken heart and broken lungs...very dramatic, I know! But anyway, at least we get along now, and everything is fine I guess.
28 May 2008. My heart is happy, my lungs are SUPER, making new friends of all ages, getting fit, praparing for the Transplant Olympics (see previous post), getting a job, loving life.
So what's the big life lesson? When things are REALLY REALLY LOW, in a year's time, they may be REALLY REALLY GREAT.