Friday, August 28, 2009


It's hard not to sit here and smile as I write this blog. I hesitated earlier to write one because I knew if I just waited a couple hours longer I would have so much more to write about. I simply can't ignore that fact that I am excited about so much in my life right now, I am surprised my sugar isn't jumping.

This morning at 10:00 a.m I was interviewed by Kate from the Expositor. I was so anxious to see what it was going to be like since I had never been interviewed before. I didn't know if I would be nervous, scared or speechless but I was none of the above. In fact it felt like I was talking to a coworker or friend about what I have accomplished in the past five months. It just flowed and I think it's because I've been talking about diabetes every single day since March 13th. It's like a favourite childhood story, you just know every word off my heart.

I wanted to express to her just how much I have been inspired and want to inspire people. I knew that it was going to be a challenge to really express how much I have truly done to someone who literally has just met me. I am so thankful for my scrapbook because without it I don't think my story has quite the impact. When I say mud run, I mean real mud and when I say team spirit, I can show you our team KK spirit.

I talked about Chloe Steepe who has really given me inspiration, advice and a new outlook on life and I talked about all the support that each and every one of you has given me. I strongly pointed out that I have realized that the best gift in life is support from friends and family and that the little things in life that once meant so much are simply just not as important.

It was such an awesome experience to get to meet with a reporter. It truly shows that there isn't a limit. I couldn't imagine what I would have told you a year ago if you told me I'd be up to all this. I would have never imagined I would be looked up too and told that I am inspirational. It's got to be one of the best feelings in the world, I just can't describe it.

I have to once again thank every single person who has ever believed in me. I know it's hard to understand me sometimes and people may think that I took this disease way beyond it was ever meant to go but I don't believe that's true one bit. I thank everyone because I know that everyone in my life at some point in these past five months has given me support and even just a shoulder to cry on.

I've found happiness in who I am.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kayla! I just read several of your posts. I was diagnosed in January (at the age of 29) with Type 1 diabetes. It has been a hard diagnosis to deal with and so many people have no idea what I have been through & continue to struggle with. I know I hide my struggles from them. Hang in there & know you are not alone!
    ~Karin :)