My story began in 2009 (well, my diabetes story) and I've learned a lot along the way which is evident in my blog, but not only as diabetes taught me a lot, but going to college, going to university and meeting a great amount of new people has greatly left impressions and lessons in my life. I have learned more about myself in the past 3 years than I have in the previous eighteen years before that. I like to think of it as a new start on life.
Today I attended a talk from Deepak Sethi (a writer on Family Guy) and to be honest I thought that it would just be a good event to attend for a laugh. I am on this new kick of attending events on campus just to learn new lessons. Of course I laughed a lot during his talk, but more so, I came home thinking, you know what, you can do whatever you want. I feel like I remind myself of this every so often, but then go to class read an 18th century passage and think, I have to do this and this is what I will be doing all year long... when in reality, okay I need to do this to graduate, but I can do so much more alongside it all and come out with more knowledge than Immanuel Kant... (kidding...but maybe close?)
I really want to capture my life lessons, after all this is Kayla's LIFE Notes and possibly gives others that kick of inspiration or motivation that I receive every so often. For example, the other day I was waiting in line at Tim Horton's and a guy that I went to college with said "hi" followed by, "I love your blog!" and for a second, I thought, "How does he know about my blog?" and then thought, "Who cares! He's reading it, he loves it, and I am doing something amazing here..."
I love hearing a good inspirational story like Deepak's because it makes me believe that I can do whatever I want. No, I don't foresee myself writing an episode on Family Guy, but I can foresee myself doing something amazing, something I love... but of course that won't fall on my lap - I have to do it and believe that I can.