Diabetes Has Taught Me To Never Give Up
Diabetes Has Taught Me To Never Give Up:
I finally did it!!!
I managed to somehow to get a degree, have three children and all the while manage my diabetes on top of it.
I’ll admit that I didn’t know if I could do it. The stress level behind it is unfathomable. The demands of being a mother and my health — always take priority before anything else. Even with knowing how unpredictable my life currently is - I still had a goal in mind, that I wanted to achieve. So I just did it.
While diabetes didn’t play a part in my success, it had everything to do with it at the same time. Diabetes is a part of my journey. I’m now realizing that diabetes has actually taught me to never give up — by continuing to push me through all the difficulties that I face in life. To never have the mind set of “quitting”. I hate this disease on most days (I do) — but I have to say that it’s made me resilient.
Diabetes factors into everything that I do — every day of my life. It has a way of cutting into the most simplest everyday tasks. The lack of sleep — doctors appointments — tackling blood sugars — having to take breaks at the worst times — it’s a huge part of my life. With adding children in the mix, is a whole other challenge within itself.
But I wouldn’t be where I am today without my children. I owe it all to them. For giving me the strength I need and pushing me to better myself — and for giving me the motive to manage my diabetes better than I ever have before. They are the reason that I do, all that I do.
The more I reflect upon my life — the more I see that it’s coming together. All of the hard times molded me to become the strong person I am today. Everyday I look back and think how far I’ve come. That’s what keeps me going. I have so much more yet to do. I’m excited for what’s to come, and I’m blessed for those that are with me along this journey. I couldn’t do it without the support of my family.
Here’s to another goal I’ve set defining where I want to go — and a milestone reached proving that I’m actually getting there.