Thursday, April 15, 2010

Auto Pilot

The other night I was thinking about who I have become. It is hard to imagine that almost ten years ago I was ten years old and had no clue where I was going to end up in life. How much ten years can change a person and to think in the next ten years how far I will go and how much I will have learned.

Truth is I am probably equally as clueless now as I was when I was ten. I don't truly know what the future holds but I do have a good idea where I want to end up. It can be a little annoying not knowing if you will make it where you are planning to go but half the fun is the journey getting there and of course there is going to be little detours along the way.

No one predicts that they will divorce, lose their job or get a disease/illness. These things are life's little ways of making sure you are paying attention. Truth is, we go on auto pilot for the majority of our days; we get stuck in the same rut. Thankfully a lot of people wake up from auto pilot once they go through these things and begin to start living.

So I could have never predicted that I would get diabetes. There is nothing in my power that could have stopped my disease. However, this unpredictable event has brought me somewhere very special and has allowed me to become mature, adventurous and happy.

I am proud of what I have accomplished and even without diabetes I know that I did have these great qualities I just did not have the confidence to believe in myself! I hope that with this confidence and ambition I can make the most out of the rest of my life because I don't want to live life on auto pilot.


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