My Sister Paid Progressive Insurance to Defend Her Killer In Court
I’ve been sending out some impertinent tweets about Progressive Insurance lately, but I haven’t explained how they pissed me off. So I will do that here as succinctly as possible. There’s a general understanding that says, “insurance companies— oh they’re awful,” but since Progressive turned their shit hose on my late sister and my parents, I’ve learned some things that really surprised me.
I’ll try to cleave to the facts. On June 19, 2010, my sister was driving in Baltimore when her car was struck by another car and she was killed. The other driver had run a red light and hit my sister as she crossed the intersection on the green light.
people say that “love is blind.” that sometimes you do stupid things because you’re in love or you don’t want to believe something bad because you’re in love..
well here’s what i say to those people “if you think love is blind, you need to breakup.”
in my humble opinion love is not blind at all. and it shouldn’t be. i was thinking (at 1:15am this morning when my dog kept whining to eat food and made me get up..) that love for me right now has done nothing but open my eyes, not close them. it has given me an entirely different perspective on life. how things should be. what i deserve, how i deserved to be loved. love is supposed to be a positive thing - and it is and will always be for me now.
so don’t let love be blind - open your eyes to a true love, a good love. and look around and see how awesome it is..
something my dad and i have been saying quite a lot lately. there’s been many deaths surrounding the people that i love this year. and i hate to say it.. but it’s only may. i don’t know why this year has been so hard on everyone, but it’s definitely a humbling experience.
husbands, dads, brothers, sisters, cousins of loved ones are leaving us behind and for me, it’s something i’ll never truly understand. death scares me to my core - i’ll admit it.
while today is a beautiful day in my personal life (celebrating my boyfriend’s birthday), its also a sad one with learning of cancer spreading in one mother and a blood clot causing a heart attack to another mother. both of which are people i’ve known almost my whole life. i guess my point here is - say i love you. never go to sleep angry. never walk away mad. it’s just not worth it. none of us want the feeling of wishing the last conversation we had with someone had been a better one.
people say these things to us all the time, but i never want to be the person who didn’t listen.
so i have been way to into pinterest lately. there are so many different diy pins i am dying to try.. maybe when i get my new place that’ll get to happen :)
until then.. i get to try jewelry diy tonight and tomorrow! My best friend Kalah’s birthday is today (happy birthday!!!!!!!!!) and when i asked what she wanted for her big day, she said “will you make me the jewelry you pinned?” haha.
OF COURSE! So tonight and tomorrow I’m going to be making some cute (hopefully) little numbers. This weekend I’ll be sure to post the tutorial, but not before Friday - I want to leave Kalah in the dark at least a little!
i about lost it.