"Thumbs up. Let’s go."
Sometimes we need reminders to slow down and take it easy. This morning when I got pitched off my skateboard on my way to the studio, all I wanted to do was brush it off and get to work. And as I rode to Harborview I mostly felt this was all just a waste of my time. As soon as they discovered my spine was fine and removed the collar, I asked for my phone so I could catch up on email. It took a nurse asking me if I wanted her to pray for me to realize I was worried about the wrong things. And when @lindstogram reached the hospital, I knew I could let go of everything else and focus on getting better.
And hey, it could’ve been so much worse! I had swerved to miss a crack in the sidewalk but not quite enough. The board stopped, I kept going and landed on my chin. Not a bump on my head, but my jaw is broken in 5 places. I got a few stitches on my chin and some minor scratches on my hands. But “that’s it!” And after surgery next week I’ll be on the road to a full recovery.
Funny how a single moment can throw off your plans for the day (or more). I’m in good spirits and even better hands.
Thanks to @nancykurner for snapping this photo!