It was 2 pm on a November afternoon, I was leaving my parents house to go back home to
New Jersey, hoping to reach before the predicted snowstorm would take place. Fifteen
minutes into my drive, I realized that the snow had started to fall. Rainy. Slushy.
Slippery. I was stuck in a traffic light for the next two hours. All I could see was the
SUV, a pick-up truck and a bus around my car. I was caved in. The noise was getting
louder. Vehicles honking from every direction. People were frustrated as they were
accelerating to get their tires out of the snow-covered roads. My heart was pounding. I
was panicking. I was trapped, with no way out. By 6 pm and I still had no luck. I was in
the same spot.
Oh! I forgot to tell you, I was four months pregnant. I felt the anxiety kicking in twice as
hard. I rolled down my window after 4-5 hours of being stagnant in one place. It was one
of the worst winter storms. Chaos was everywhere. Finally, I built up my courage to ask
for help, realizing everyone around me was just as desperate as I was. I spoke to the lady
in the pick-up truck. I told her that I was pregnant and that I needed to get my car parked
on the side somehow. Needless to say, I was ready to abandon my car and walk home if I
had to. However, I was so afraid and fearful of putting my foot on the accelerator
thinking that my car is going to slip and slide in the storm. I did not want to hit anyone or
cause any wreak havoc.
Thankfully, the lady called a cop who was standing a few feet ahead and he came over
to help me. I stepped out of the car. He got in and pressed on the accelerator and managed
to get my car a few feet off the road and parked my car on the curb. I planned to come back
and get my car in the morning. So I left my car there and started walking. I had no idea where
the next subway station was and it took me over 40 min of walking in the cold stormy weather.
I finally reached the underground railway. It was almost 9 pm and I had to change trains 4 times.
I was thoroughly exhausted. I finally managed to get through the right trains and reached my destination. I was so happy to see my husband and brother-in-law waiting to pick me up.
A sigh of relief!
Are you feeling like these are some of the longest days of your life where you find
yourself feeling stuck, trapped and unsure of how you’re going to get out of it? Do you
see no way out when you look at your circumstances wondering when this moment
would pass? Are you tired of trying, only to find yourself in a cycle that is going
nowhere? I am here to tell you that there is a way out!! The first step is to roll down that
window and ask for help.
As a Life Coach, I have the tools to help you find your freedom to be unstuck. I meet you
in your mental, emotional and spiritual levels while intentionally walking you through what
seems like the journey of a thousand miles. You will be surprised to see that your answer is
just around the corner.
It is your decision to choose.