Twenty seven years is an awfully long time.
- It's as long as Carly Rae Jepsen has been alive.
- It's the amount of time the world has had to wait for peanut butter-flavored Pop Tarts to make a come back.
- It's how long ago the movie Top Gun was released.
- It's the age at which musicians should probably make sure they have a life insurance policy.
- If you own a Chevy Volt, it's how long you'll have to wait to break even.
- In that time, you will (on average) blink 216,000,000 times, take 170,294,400 breaths, and your heart will beat 1,135,296,000 times.
How many situations that most would consider "bad" could happen in that time? How many times might a person become discouraged, frustrated, or angered? How many life-altering events might happen? How many reasons might life give you that could justify giving up on your optimism?
My greatest accomplishment is that, after all these years, I am still holding on to mine.
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Great question, Kim. I think my greatest diabetic accomplishment was after taking two insulin shots a day for 35 years, I decided to let technology help me and began using an insulin pump. I was divorced, living alone, and having low blood sugars during the night and knew something had to change but I was afraid as taking shots was like brushing my teeth. The night before I made the switch, I cried like a baby as I thought I'd never understand what to do. 14 years later, I can say it was one of the best decisions I ever made as the pump gave me more freedom in living my life.ReplyDelete
I LOVE this! I really do think that living our lives with diabetes is our biggest accomplishment.ReplyDelete
Awesome post and so true!ReplyDelete
I am a little late on this post—just seeing it today—but I wanted to comment on how much I love this. It is so easy to get hung up on the negative side of diabetes that we often forget to recognize our own small accomplishments and triumphs. I think my greatest accomplishment to date is being fortunate enough to start on the Animas Vibe in January of this year—best decision of my life, best A1c of my life and one of the best pumps I have ever used. Second greatest accomplishment is starting my own company this year and not letting diabetes stop me. Yay! I guess I should blog about this.ReplyDelete
I couldn't help but get distracted by the peanut butter pop tarts. I hope there was nothing important said after that.ReplyDelete
I love this!ReplyDelete
Love this, Kim. Thank you.ReplyDelete