A Little About Me

Hi there! I am 23, living my life and savoring every moment. My name is Isla Aimee Martinez and I am happy you are here.

To start off, I hope wherever you’re reading this you are drinking a nice cafesito or tea and are sitting in a place where you’re still and present. Think of this as a coffee date, you are learning about me and I hope to learn more about all of you.

Isla is Spanish for island, and to be frank, I sometimes feel like I am on an island surrounded with my thoughts, ideas, aspirations waiting to be lifted out of my soul.

As a little girl, I would carry a pen and book around with me, I don’t quite remember what I would write, but I knew that I liked writing. I still do.

Throughout my life I have let fear stop me from new experiences, but the time is now for me to start a new journey! I will share thoughts, tips and more on everything wellness. This space is one that I absolutely love and I hope you can visit IslaMartinez.com when you are in need of a little inspiration in your life.

More than anything I hope this blog serves as a space for you to share your thoughts with me. Tell me what motivates you, what inspires you, what keeps you going when you’ve had a rough day? Let’s share our ideas and learn from each other, together.

I am inspired by genuine, hardworking people that love what they do. Too many people now are doing things for social media and attention instead of focusing on their actual work and leaving a positive impact on the people around them. Yes, the power of the internet and social media is like no other, without it I would not be able to share this with you. That being said, the amount of likes and followers you have shouldn’t reflect how you see yourself, I’ve definitely had to remind myself this from time to time. I am excited to start this journey with you, your time is more than enough for me. In life and in work I am dedicated to learning, listening and remaining grateful through it all.

I am grateful for so many things in my life, one being my career. I previously worked as the Marketing and PR Coordinator at the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and allowed the opportunity for me to grow tremendously the past year and introduced me to a beautiful soul, my mentor, all of which I am incredibly grateful for. 

Also, I traveled and and was the MC for HHF’s national events with the U.S. Army and the Marines. In traveling, I connected with students who were eager to learn and met leaders who have each inspired and motivated me to continue on my personal journey, in hopes of inspiring others.

To say that I am blessed is truly an understatement. Although I strongly believe that a job or career definitely doesn’t define me as a person, I do believe that one should always strive to do what they love. Igniting our passions and dreams are part of living our lives to the fullest and I never forget to remind myself that no dream is ever too big.

Through ups and downs, my family remains constant and I cherish my family with every fiber of my being. My mother is my inspiration, she always pushes me to be the best version of myself and to never forget the ever-lasting impact of first impressions. My father’s work ethic has inspired me to keep on, keeping on and my brother never fails to make me laugh, a reminder to never take myself too seriously.

All in all, I have just shared bits of my life with you, all things which make my soul flutter and my heart blossom. Time isn’t guaranteed and by being grateful and letting love into our lives, I believe with so many others that our truest selves and souls can be released into this world.

Gratitude –  the quality of being thankful, readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. Gratitude makes us happier, there are so many benefits of implementing gratitude into our lives. To start, gratitude makes us healthier and more motivated beings. Studies show that gratitude is strongly correlated with optimism, and who doesn’t want to be optimistic? Anyone I want in my inner circle should show signs of optimism and if I meet someone who isn’t, they’re truly missing the meaning of being grateful. I strive to be grateful every day by being positive because I want to live a long, healthy life.

I studied journalism in college and was always inspired by stories, our stories make every one of us unique and different. The stories that were the most beautiful though were those of ordinary people, who despite all odds were able to spread positivity and truly impact their community and those around them.

This year I told myself that I would start embracing myself and allow for my own personal story to shine. My dream is to inspire and motivate others, if I can leave a positive impact on just 5 people in my lifetime, that would be more than enough for me.

I am a simple girl, but my dreams are bigger than life. Love inspires me. Love is my motivation because we are better people when we lead our lives with love. I am so happy to start sharing my thoughts with you. Sending you lots of love in your vida, we’re just getting started.

Xx, Isla

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