Saturday, January 2, 2010

Good-Bye 2009

It's been a long 2009 and finally we have reached 2010. I am sure we are all looking forward to new beginnings with family and friends. Throughout the year new friends will be made, new adventures will be taken on but most of all the bonds we share with old friends will hopefully grow stronger.

For me 2009 marks a lot of significant events. It's been nearly 10 months of living with diabetes, after being diagnosed March 13 2009. Throughout these 10 months I have learned more about myself than ever before. Diabetes has brought out the motivation in me to achieve more and push harder. I am not afraid of being wrong or not going with the crowd. I am confident to be myself and live and learn.

In 2009 I got a chance to be up close in person with some famous faces, George Canyon, Keith Urban and Justin Bieber. Of course George Canyon was the more inspirational person to me; however just touching Keith Urban's hand was quite the thrill. As for Justin Bieber, let's just say he hasn't learned manners yet!

This past year I grew a lot closer to my family and friends. My aunts and uncles have shown enormous support for me as well as my cousins. My grandparents have been a great help in keeping me positive. My friends have shown their true selves giving me the insurance of who is a great friend and who was not and there is nothing wrong with that.

2009 brought tears, anger and pain. Being diagnosed with diabetes isn't always a walk on the beach. I have my moments of anger and tears. The needles aren't always working in my favour and the motivation to give myself insulin sometimes takes time. Besides my diabetes, Clinton lost his Papa in June. This really stuck with me because I had never been so close to someone whom past away.

2009 was the year of achievements. Raising $2645 for JDRF, receiving $500 for JDRF from North Park and many more. I was seen in the News Paper three times, Team KK, NPC and Greatest Kid. I was constantly working on a new project with diabetes, my recent one being Helping Hands.

It was year of Chapters and in total, I created 171 blog entries in close to 10 months. I am so thrilled and excited that I was able to share a part of my life in 2009 with everyone and I am excited to continue writing more and more. I hope I helped at least one person out there.


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