hi guys sorry I have been hiding for so long! life has just been full force recently. I have gotten into two colleges so far, with very big opportunities at both, I have almost completed my big project to graduate, the new year. it’s all come full force and I’ve taken each trial as it comes. 

just the other day life hit me hard, literally. I totaled my car during my lunch time and I could not have been more devastated. I was turning left onto a big intersection going half speed, and my steering wheel would not turn, forcing me to hit the curb, which then made my car slide across the street until I hit the center. both of my air bags deployed and my window had broken. sadly I was in the car with my best friend and all I could think to do was look at her and call my mom as fast as possible. 

right before the accident I was stopped next to a few of my other friends in their cars and we were laughing and blasting music, being high schoolers. as I went to turn all I can remember hearing is my best friends telling “TURN BRITTNY TURN”.

as we got out of the car and stood on the sidewalk I remember all of my friends and classmates drive by to see my accident, I was so embarrassed. 

as the day went on my body hurt more and more. I had a bump on my head, leading to a nonstop migraine, bruises all down my legs, cuts on my hands and even a bruise, and sore muscles from being jolted. 

through all of my shock and hurt I have amazing friends and this made me realize it. we all know that I have had struggles with friends this year and trying to find the true ones and this accident showed me who’s there. I received numerous text and calls right after the accident eve into the next day asking how I’m feeling and coping with it. 

these types of problems in my life I try and keep hidden because I know there is worse in the world, so it is taking me a lot to write this message haha. 

the main reason I was inspired by this accident is because, it’s true, it could all end in the blink of an eye. this accident helped me appreciate life even more than I thought I could. yes my car is totaled. yes I am in pain emotionally and physically. but I’m alive and so is my best friend. 

I’m almost of legal age, and I thought this kind of traumatic experience could never happen to anyone my age, but man was I wrong. I am just grateful that the accident happened the way it did when it did because it could have only been worse. 

reality does what it wants when it wants and all we can do is stand up, look it in the eye, and say bring it on, because no matter what life goes on and things like this cannot stop us, really nothing can. we are all given trials to overcome and build us up, never to bring us down. I love every trial I receive and I know I am only becoming a better person because of it. 

I am forever grateful for those who have come and gone, and those who chose to stay. you made me who I am today and stood by me in my hardest times and I can’t thank you enough. I love all of you and thank you for being in my life.