"Failure is an opportunity for Success"
Not to say that my accident was failure because I realize now that it was just an accident and there was nothing I could have done to prevent it. I was just living my life. But it was something that made me fall backwards for a time and have to reassess my decisions, my faith and my life. It was an experience that I am learning to accept and am learning from day by day. It has led me down a path of overcoming many failures and finding goodness from them.
I celebrated one year since my accident, Friday February 05, 2010. It has definitely been a difficult year filled with emotional breakdowns and sadness, but also filled with many successes, happiness, and especially wisdom. I am thankful for all those whom I've been able to meet and learn from along the way including my family, friends and boyfriend AJ. Words cannot describe the emotional roller coaster ride this has all been. But I'm thankful for it.
One of things I've learned is that I am still Martina. I can still be happy, bubbly, and spontaneous. I still adventure inside of me that strives to come out with every breath I take, whether it be rolling down crazy BYU hills or taking on the challenge of dirt roads and 5 story of stairs in Cambodia. I still have my dreams and I'm going to seek after them. The most current challenge: monoskiing.