As 2017 is coming to a close I made myself take a moment and look back at the year. I like to write down what was good and bad and what I want to do to better myself for the upcoming year. 2017 was not the easiest year for me nor a very good one. You see 2017 tested me to my limits…I have always tried to be happy, to see the positive in negative situations, to see the good in every single person I meet. 2017 tested me, it tested every single thing that I stood for, it tested my patience, my happiness, and my strength. I would love to say that I have 100% moved on and forgotten the past few months but I cannot. This past year is forever going to be the year that shook my life up to the point where I had to start over. I changed in so many ways, this year I had to fight for my life, the year I truly grew up, and the year that I saw things in an adult perspective.
I still remember the day so well March 9th, 2017…I woke up had breakfast & said bye to my sister. I had a doctors appointment, and was going to go for a hike afterwards. I made it to the nature preserve okay, I hiked seven miles, I remember talking to my mom and telling her how proud of myself I was. I got in my car, I remember my window being down feeling so alive then suddenly I started to feel sick so I attempted to pull over…and then it happened. I fainted, the car lost control and slammed into a tree. Next thing I know I am being awaken by paramedics, I remember touching my face and felt the blood dripping down, I could not see out of my left eye and I saw a big tree in front of my face.
I was rushed to the hospital they did some tests and the doctor came back and told me I was now fighting for my life, I had a brain injury, broke my neck, and had an orbital blowout to the left eye. I was then rushed to a trauma hospital in Dallas and went straight into ICU. The next morning my doctors told me that I also had suffered a minor stroke. I then went through some surgeries and was told that if my neck broke half an inch more I would have been paralyzed. The next three months were going to be the hardest of my life, they were going to test my patience, and my outlook on life. I refused to let this accident define my year or my life. I refused to let it take my happiness but instead made me appreciate life so much more I am extremely blessed. God gave me a second chance, I have the opportunity to live a better life, and to wake up every morning and BE GRATEFUL. Not many people live after hitting a tree and I realize God must have let me live for a reason. I have many angels in heaven looking down on me and I pray every night and thank them for letting me live.
I didn’t write this blog post to have a pity story..I am just so incredibly thankful and I am fighting to get my life back. I have no reason to weep or be a victim. I am SO blessed and I am looking forward to ending 2017 on a happy and healthy note. I am making my comeback =).