Wednesday, August 12, 2009
In a couple days I will be heading to Darien Lake in New York. This time heading to an amusement park I am pretty sure I know what I am getting into, considering Wonderland gave me that experience. However I think this may be a lot easier than Wonderland was.
The reason I think this is because we are camping this time, so we have tons of food and my supplies back at the trailer rather than having to keep limited supplies in a locker. Also I am there with much more company so chances are I want be having to deal with anything completely alone.
Camping, may be a challenge in itself. I guess that can replace the challenge of the amusement park. I have to focus on how abouts I am going to resist specific foods, and snacking during the day as much as I used to when we visited Darien Lake. I can no longer shovel down a funnel cake without worrying about the consequences, I can't even imagine the amount of sugar in one of those!
I know that I will do well. I believe in myself, and I know that these things are going to be tough but I just have to be positive throughout the whole situation. It's important to me to demonstrate that I can handle going away, working and going to school without having a big fuss. I want to show that if I can do it so can the other thousands of teens dealing with diabetes.
If I could take this time to just reflect on another important lesson I have learned it is patience. I can really get busy, rushed and frustrated at times but I need to slow down and have patience. I think we all get busy and forget that somethings take time. We may not learn as fast as others, focus as well, or know everything but we have to give ourselves time to over come obstacles because without patiences we end up absolutely no where.