I’m so excited to let you know that I will be back and teaching this week’s upcoming class and I’m excited to tell you about the people pictured above. I missed all of you these last classes that I have been absent, and I thought I might fill you in on why I was unable to be a part of our retreat.
I woke up the morning of the retreat and as usual, prepared my green shake, meditated and did my morning yoga routine on my back porch. I should have known it was going to be a rough day, as my head was clouded throughout my meditation and I could not relax even in Savasana.
After finishing packing and some avocado toast, I bid farewell to my Frankie at the puppy hotel and began my drive to the retreat.
I didn’t make it very far.
About five minutes on the freeway after dropping off Frankie my car was impaled. I felt like I had just been punched in the gut after drinking 10 Americanos—my head was spinning, my heart was racing and everything hurt. I couldn’t tell what direction was up, where I was, what I was supposed to be doing or what had happened. All I remember at first was someone tapping my shoulder and asking “Are you ok?” They might have shouted actually, I couldn’t tell as my vegan living podcast was still streaming from my phone. Somehow, I was able to get up and get out of my car to begin to register what has just happened.
I had never been in a major car accident before. I didn’t know who to call, what information I needed to have ready, what I needed to do after the accident, what this meant for my insurance—I knew nothing. For the first time in while I felt like I couldn’t adult and I just wanted to go home and not deal with any of it.
I called up Blake who I knew was probably already at the retreat as she is so prompt it’s almost annoying and told her what happened and that I wasn’t going to be able to make it. Right away she told me to call this amazing car accident attorney and that they would help me with everything. I still couldn’t make head or tails of what was going on, but I did as Blake said and called. She is my saving grace! After I spoke to the attorney they took care of everything! They worked with my insurance, helped me figure out what all was needed from me at the crash, and even got me into see a chiropractor the next day! I may have missed the retreat, but I was able to relax at home with Frankie, and practice my own routines at home.
This weekend was supposed to be all about relaxing amongst other yogis and being at one with nature, and though it was nothing like what I expected I am so thankful for having someone walk me through my first real big car crash.
Guldjian & Fasel