So this morning, with my plan of getting to work earlier so I can go home earlier didn’t quite work out as planned. As I was leaving my area and approaching Imperial Beach, I turn up my radio only to hear that the Coronado Bridge is closed and that there is a potential jumper. You might wonder why I would care that someone was on the Coronado Bridge if I’m in Imperial Beach. Well… it just so happens that I had to work at North Island base this week and taking The Strand is usually easy to get through. NOT TODAY.. Since the bridge was closed this morning since 4:30am, they were directing traffic to Palm Ave. off the 5 freeway. This in turn caused me to get very STUCK on 13th Street.
Being that I grew up in IB, I decided to take a quick turn and took side streets all the way down to the closest stop light at the entrance of Silver Strand. Great idea, right? Well, I worked out ok for me, and I was only about 15 minutes late for work.
NOW, to my bigger point… I don’t know what’s actually better. The man ending his life by jumping off the bridge or getting arrested for threatening to jump and holding up traffic for 4+ hours? OK.. staying alive would likely be the better of the two, but who is to say the man won’t do it again. Anyway, the reason for writing this is for you all to reflect on how your life is. All I know is that I am grateful for all the people and friends I have in my life. For those of you are in a time of struggle, remember there is someone out there that is willing to listen. Don’t be afraid to tell someone that you need help.