Wednesday, May 26, 2010


After being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes everything in my life changed. It is very apparent throughout the notes that as a person I have changed, but not enough to become someone else. I have learned a lot from my disease and (hopefully) have taught people a lot.

It has always been in me to want to educate. I have always wanted to be a teacher with the odd urge to be a princess or 'mommy'. I remember as a little kid always playing 'teacher' and teaching my sister and cousins a lesson or two. Later on I knew that more than anything I wanted my own classroom marked with construction paper crafts and charts. Unfortunately through my time in high school I lost a lot of ambition and confidence.

I think high school does that to people and more than anything I want young girls to know to never give up. With diabetes I have gained confidence unlike no other. Of course I am not 100 percent with myself, but I do believe in myself. I know that I deserve the classroom of my dreams.

When I become a teacher I want to teach more than ABC's and 123's. Like a lesson about being the best person, a person can be. Life isn't always about everyone liking you - it's about you liking you.

We can't predict the future, but we can believe in our future.


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