I can’t believe it is already time to write this blog post… If you haven’t read the first part of How The Outlook On Life Changed Everything For Me, I encourage you to read that one first. It explains everything that I went through on March 7, 2018, and it was actually my first blog post ever, so I should probably update it!
You’re receiving this on a Thursday at 12:45 PM CST instead of the usual Wednesday at 3:00 because a year ago today on March 7, 2018, at 12:45 PM I was in my very first car accident. It is unbelievable that it has been a full year since it happened to me. To be honest, I have grown so much from that horrible experience and my Faith in God is stronger than ever before.
I’m honestly thankful for this day and for God giving me another chance at life. It was basically “my wake-up call.” I’m still thankful that I wasn’t hurt physically. I vividly remember being on the side of the road all alone while talking to my mom on the phone and I was shaking so much because it scared me. Silly me thought it was like a tiny dint in the car I had during that time since I was too afraid to get out of the car to look!
Here are a few pictures of what my car looked like after the accident (yes, I still have them just so I can always look back and remember this time of my life that changed everything for me).
From being in this car accident, it has opened my eyes and taught me so much.
Because of this, I was able to distinguish those who truly cared about me during this time of my life and who just didn’t. This was a hard pill for me to swallow. I’m thankful God showed me that because now I know who is worth my time and who isn’t. It is sad to say, but I want to be honest and vulnerable about the lessons I have learned from simply being in a car accident; hopefully, it will always be my last. I try to do my best being open about my life on this blog. The Kylie’s Corner & More Blog is like the safe place that I can go to and I love all of my blogger friends I have made from it. And by the way, when I tell all of you these things, I am not looking for sympathy. That is the least of my concerns and I’m not writing this so y’all can feel bad for me. I have finally found my voice and I love every bit of it.
Some people made jokes about how I was a bad driver, even though they didn’t know the entire story; they weren’t physically there when a car hit me. I laughed it off because I knew that it wasn’t my fault at all and deep inside, the joke hurt me.
Then, there were other people who told me to my face that the car accident wasn’t that bad. Yes, I know that the car in the pictures above doesn’t look horrible compared to other’s who have been in a worse car accident like being hit by a drunk driver or someone who was texting while driving. I know that. I also realize that there are people who have to immediately go to the hospital after the accident. In this case, I didn’t and walked away from it with only a slight headache.
To me, a car accident is a car accident and each one of them is a horrible experience that I wouldn’t want to wish upon anyone. It’s honestly so hard to explain what being hit by a car felt like to someone who hasn’t experienced it. Even though my car wasn’t that bad, I was the one hurt emotionally.
I made it seem like I was okay on the outside, but I wasn’t on the inside. I had nightmare after nightmare about being in a car accident and sometimes it would be the exact same situation I was in.
I was also afraid to go back to being the one behind the wheel and I still get shaken up when a car tries to pull out in front of me. Those emotions from that day are still there, but I am much better than I was a year ago.
“God, please keep me safe and I will keep You safe.”
This is what I say to myself every time I have to drive to class every morning and it helps calm me down. It is as if in order to keep myself safe, I have to protect God, too. It may seem silly, but the saying above has helped me so much.
On March 7, 2018, God saved me and I truly believe He was there with me. The car accident could have been much worse and I’m grateful to still be alive. I’m healthy and better than ever before! This situation helped shape my life and turned it into something incredible; I wouldn’t change a thing about it. I know that I am a fighter and I have been working on myself, for myself.
By being in this car accident, it showed me that God had something better for me and He wasn’t finished with me yet. Just from a year, He blessed me with becoming a Published Author for the Kylie’s Corner Book and this blog. It’s insane to think that a year ago, I was in the middle of publishing my book and the Kylie’s Corner & More blog didn’t even exist! Honestly, it never crossed my mind of having my own blog and I simply thought that I’m just here to spread God’s Word with the United States; not globally. Ha, God had other plans because this blog keeps on touching so many people around the world. It still amazes me that the Kylie’s Corner & More blog has been inspiring people everywhere. It touches my heart so much and I’m thankful God has chosen me to do this. This blog is honestly a gift from God!
If you’re still reading this, thank you so much. I want to tell you that God has a purpose for your life and He loves you. I believe everyone deserves to hear that they matter. I hope you got something out of this blog post and that it inspires you. My Sweet friends, thank you for always be amazing.
By the way, you will find out what I did to recover from the car accident mentally, which made me accept the fact that it happened. What I did has helped shaped me into the best version of myself and I can’t wait to share it with all of you in April!