It’s November 14th! I’m throwing up my syringes and insulin pens in the air (instead of confetti) to celebrate World Diabetes Day! And of course, wearing my blue beanie for awareness day. I wanted to express my love and gratitude to all of the amazing diabetics that I have had the honor in meeting. There are so many wonderful Type 1s that inspire me to continue to live the life I love. This blessing in disguise can take us to new heights and we are the strong people that have been chosen to deal with it 24/7. Together we stand, support, and learn from each other. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing community of people and I honestly couldn’t be where I am now without all of them. Thank you fellow Type 1s and keep rockin’ it out there! We all have each other for support.. Dont forget that.
Looking back on my diabetic journey so far, I can easily say that being diagnosed with Type 1 has been one of the best things that has happened to me.
Before being Type 1, I graduated college, worked at a job, and was utterly confused about what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. There were a lot of things that I was interested in pursuing, but nothing that I was extremely passionate about. When I quit my job to go travel the world, I left the country in the hopes of finding myself and finding my purpose in life. I wanted to see how other people live their lives and what others did to make their living. Little did I know that being diagnosed overseas would grant the answers to all these questions that I have been desperately asking myself. My answer came to me by becoming Type 1.
After being diagnosed and eventually accepting it, diabetes has given me my life’s purpose. Type 1 has given me the push in the right direction that I needed in order to pursue my true desires. I have found a way to put all of my passions of health, fitness, cooking, helping people, business, entrepreneurship, creativity, social media, etc. all into one package. I now see a clear pathway for myself and I am constantly excited to see where it leads me.
I am thankful for this diabetic struggle that I have been given in my life because it proves to me every single day how strong I (and all diabetics) really am. Positivity is everything.