Thursday, October 11, 2012

Chasing That...

I have been writing for over three years now and despite going through a couple non-writing patches, I would say that I have somehow managed to stay motivated to continue writing almost regularly.  A lot of people ask me how I think of what to write after all diabetes is pretty routine and you can only write about going low so many times. However, I have learned something through my writing and that is that those little life lessons we learn every single day are useful not only for us, but for everyone around us. We all experience things in different ways, of course as diabetics we can be like, "I SO UNDERSTAND YOU!" but at the same time it is a different story for everyone.

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.


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