Monday, February 15, 2010

Who I am Today

For Valentine's day Clinton took me rock climbing and it was definitely a challenge. I didn't realize how hard it would be until we got there and began our one hour lesson. It was more than a lesson of learning how to belay.

I really think that Clinton has played a huge part in who I am today. First of all we only had been dating for 5 months before I was diagnosed so he really had to stand up without knowing me all that well. Clinton has honestly pushed me to be more and do more.

Rock climbing is a huge trust builder, that's one of the first things Clinton told me before I pulled him down too fast! We really had to prove our trust because if I did something wrong or if he did something wrong than something bad can happen.

After our lesson we were expected to just go out on our own. Our own belaying, tying knots, everything! Clinton always tells me to try things out of my comfort and this was a big thing. I actually learned how to tie my own knots and I was proud of myself for not making anyone else do it for me.

Climbing up the walls at times was extremely hard, but Clinton was always at the bottom almost yelling at me to try and try. I know that sounds a little mean of him, but Clinton is the person that makes me take risks and doesn't allow me to give up and that is what I love about him.

I want to do some more rock climbing with Clinton when I get home from school and hope that we can both get a membership in Burlington. It is really good for my diabetes and overall health plus the trust that Clinton and I have for eachother will only grow stronger!


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