Today I was on my way to work. I ride my bicycle almost 4 miles each way. But this time I had an unexpected ride. I was heading towards an intersection. The right lane was backed up so I decided to turn onto the left lane. I let a car pass before I opted to change lanes whereas normally I would have just peddled before and gone in. As I was on the lane for a few seconds, my bike chain broke. I lost my balance, bumped into a car on the right lane, and crashed to the ground. On the ground, I grabbed my knee while my right knuckle was bleeding. The driver of the car I bumped into and the driver behind me on the right lane checked to see if I was okay and they helped me get to the sidewalk. After I called my boss to let her know I'll be late and might not come in, I walked my bike back home. I'll take the bike in to get the chain replaced. As I was walking, I was relatively calm. I would normally be upset and ticked. I was going to get the chain replaced in 3 days as I knew one link was problematic. I probably should have gotten the tire on my other bike fixed to be safe. But I was planning to wait until payday to get it fixed as I usually spend my 2nd check on rent and bills. Morale of the story. I consider myself fortunate that all I got were light bruises on my knuckle and knee, minor aches, and just a bit of bleeding. Sometimes I think my life sucks and I tend to complain about things I have not achieved yet or didn't achieve in the past. While this accident doesn't change much in the grand scheme of things, I am thankful I do have an opportunity to realize that I shouldn't put money before safety, my life is worth more than I normally estimate it to be, and maybe this was a wake up call for me. I was lucky that there was no car near me on the left lane and that because I bumped into the car on the right lane, it alerted the rear driver on the right lane to slow down. Now I will return to calming my nerves and resuming the rest of the day.