To Whom It May Concern:
While I have gone through some unfortunate and crazy circumstances these past few days, I am not dead. Early this morning (at around 5:30 a.m.), after ending my 5-year relationship (those who know me, know why…), I got into a car accident. Fortunately, my car suffered more than I did. Because of this accident, coupled with the fact that nobody could reach me, my friends assumed the worst…
After dealing with insurance companies, etc. for most of the day, I returned to my home to find people engaged in what I called “the funeral party.” One of my best friends (a total drama queen) had logged into my Messenger accounts earlier today (my passwords were saved) and proceeded to tell the people on my list that I’d been killed in the accident.
Of course, I didn’t discover this until HOURS later when I got home, checked my e-mails and received a number of CONDOLENCES!!! The message had already spread like wildfire, and while I’m touched by the number of people who showed concern, I’m a bit freaked out because I’m looking at MY name next to “Rest in Peace.” Long story short, I’m a little bruised, a bit shaken up, but I’m alive.
I don’t know exactly how to react to all of this, but I will say, since it’s at the front of my mind: To those who expressed love, respect and concern for me while I was “dead,” please continue to express these same feelings while I’m still ALIVE. (As my mother used to say when SHE was alive, “love me while I’m HERE!”)
On behalf of my drama queen best friend, I apologize for the misinformation… I’m still here, and I’m so thankful things didn’t end up “the OTHER way…”
Alive and grateful,