Friday, June 3, 2011

I can do this!

Two days ago, I wrote about the "You Can Do This" project.  While I find myself great and giving others pep talks, I often lack in the area of raising myself up when I'm feeling a little low (well more like "down", since my sugar wasn't "low").  I felt like writing a blog post, but I didn't have a topic.  I didn't want to ramble on about the end of the school year.  I did that yesterday

What to write about?  I asked a DOC (diabetes online community) friend for a suggestion.  I googled "diabetes blog ideas."  I got some good ideas from both, but nothing really inspired me.  I don't know at what moment it hit me, but I thought "I can do this!"  Instead of working on my "You Can Do This!" project, I decided that what I needed today was an "I Can Do This!"  So I am actually going to write this post to myself.

Dear Self,

I understand that there are days you just want to crawl in a hole.  Everyone has days like that.  You know you're happiest when you're spending time with your family, not hiding in a corner somewhere.  When you're feeling down, go find one of those Type Awesomes and snuggle, read, watch TV, take a walk, play in the yard... anything!  Yes, diabetes sucks.  Unfortunately you will be stuck with this disease for the rest of your life, unless they find a cure.  Instead of sulking, fight back!  Pray every day for that cure!  Raise money to help find that cure!  Advocate!  Educate!  Share your passion!

Ok, now that you've gotten the message, what are you going to do with it?  Are you going to continue to sit there and feel sorry for yourself?  No!  You're going to get out of that chair and do something.  Keep telling yourself, "I can do this!"  You can live a life with diabetes!  You can live a life in spite of diabetes!  You are worth it!

Hey, where are you going?  Oh, right... you go, girl!


1 comment:

  1. I *love* that your posts are so positive, and that you are positive when you speak TO yourself. I know you can't be positive and "happy" every day, but I love the fact that you allow yourself the down moment, and then snap yourself out of it.

    You are an inspiration, and I, for one, and quite proud of you! :-)