Tomorrow is my last court date. There was a list of things that I needed to do before then. Ah what the hell, I had to get a compliance letter from one court, pay reinstatement fees, and get insurance coverage so that my driving privileges can be reinstated on Friday. And all of that had to be done TODAY.
When you don’t have a licence and you don’t have a vehicle, your mobility is limited. You are free to go as far as your feet can carry you, or as far as friends are willing to take you once you beg. Going to St. Charles today with a friend was ridiculously exciting. Freedoms everyone takes for granted every single day have been just outside my reach.
Friday, everything will fall back into place. My legal issues will be resolved tomorrow. My driving privileges will be reinstated Friday and that will be the end of a very long very unnecessary nightmare. One that could have been avoided, and will not be repeated. Ever.
I spent my last dime paying reinstatement fees and getting insurance coverage. My lease will expire next week, and I have no job and no money.
But I have my freedom.
And somehow, it will work out. It’s crunch time, and I work best in crunch time.
The finish line? It’s right there… right in front of me… tomorrow I cross it. Tomorrow I close a long dark chapter in my life. I take the lesson learned.. that I am too old and way too smart to do this to myself, and start the next chapter of my life.