Saturday, May 19, 2007

Despite the current weather conditions in the great state of Wisconsin, summer has officially come my way. I am done and have passed my classes (still waiting to hear an official word on one) and am completely moved out of my room in Clare Hall. I left the residence hall for the last time at 12:45AM on Friday morning. It was a bit sad leaving my room. As the door closed behind me I could not help but turn and look back at my window on the second floor. It was a good, quiet hall where hours were spent doing homework and sleeping.

Now that summer is here I can devote my time to my job at The Lake Express High Speed Ferry. I work some crazy hours but I love the job (most days). I take reservations, answer questions, and help with passenger and vehicle check-in. It saves time from driving around Chicago! I will also be doing an internship with JDRF and I could not be more excited. The only thing that would make this internship better was if it was paid. I will be working with their event planning and marketing departments. I am really excited and eager to begin.

Steel Magnolias anyone? I know Mother's Day has come and gone already but sit down with your mom and watch a fabulous movie. It is never too early or too late for time with your mom and a great movie.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Take Care of YOU!

I posed a question to myself last night and I have yet to give myself an answer. Last night as I was trying to fall asleep I asked myself “Why can I be such a great diabetes advocate for my friends and the millions of people I do not know but when it comes to me, I continuously drop the ball?” I know how bad certain foods are and I know that not taking care of myself could mean years off my life but my actions do not always reflect that. Why? I think about it and sometimes it just doesn’t matter. How can that be? I have yet another infection on my toe (same toe as in January’s incident) and still I make poor decisions. This infection grew and had me in the ER Friday night all in a 24 hour time period. Damb! I need to step it up and get my D-game on. Plain and simple.

The reason I post this is because I know there are millions of diabetics out there doing the same thing. They are more talk than walk and in the end it will nip them in the toe (pun slightly intended). Take care of yourself I say to you! I’m working on me, work on you.