My Car Got Stolen
That day I woke feeling really sick, like really shaky and weak. Something was just off. I decided to go to my favorite lunch spot “El Pollo Loco” and have a bowl. On my way back to work I didn’t want to go back feeling terrible so I told myself I would treat myself to an iced soy latte at my favorite place across the street of my job. So I parked and went inside grabbed my coffee and went back to work.
Five o’ clock came and I basically ran to my car so I could hurry and get home. To my surprise, my car was GONE. I immediately went to speak with security and tried to review the footage. I then called Chris and told him to remain calm and that someone had stolen my car!
Let me explain why this situation was even more stressful than the obvious reasons. About 3 months ago, my suv stopped in the middle lane of the freeway! I mean, the suv was a little old so it basically reached the end of its life. This was extremely stressful because we had to buy a new car that SAME DAY! So flash forward 3 months and I’m at standing at the parking lot at work with a stolen car (not my new car though, it was my second car).
After hours of looking through surveillance, I came to the conclusion that this person had mad skills. I could not trace them on the camera and I was sure that they had already shipped my car to another country! So I reported this all to the police who finally got there after 2 hours of waiting. Honestly, he was the nicest officer ever! He asked us all the questions that needed to be asked and he sent us home. He stayed behind to get all the footage from the cameras.
So Chris and I got in the car and with heavy hearts we started our drive back home. As we started brainstorming on a temporary solution, Chris starts scanning the streets. I immediately tell him to stop and let the police find the car. But no, he slows down and then says “LOOK!” and lo and behold my car is at “my favorite spot across the street”. Yup, I parked my car at the cafe and walked back to work.
*YOU ARE ALLOWED TO LAUGH NOW*
Yes I did laugh for a few minutes and Chris did too but this is when I realized that I really need to start slowing down. Obviously I was relieved that my car wasn’t in a different country but I was worried that I’ve been pushing myself too hard lately. This is pretty much why I wasn’t feeling good to begin with; I was stressed and overwhelmed. Does anyone else feel like they want to take advantage of each day as much as they can? This has been a constant thing for me. I’ve been waking up earlier and sleeping later. I also never sleep in on weekends and my mind is always goal focused ( I might go into my day in another blog).
So I end with saying that, yes my dad did call me and got me in trouble. Does anyone else still get calls from their parents and still get in trouble? My dad said that I needed to slow down and get some rest. This is why for the last 2 weeks, i’ve tried to include at least 1 hour of like pj time where I do nothing. Honestly, if it were up to me i’d take a day off and stay in bed and eat all day! How about you? Have you been so busy that you lost your car or better yet YOUR MIND! Pray for me!