To begin my first post, I find myself turning to my high school yearbook, flicking through everyone's final messages. I turn to a good friend's last quote "It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all- in which case you fail by default"- J.K. Rowling.
From this we can gain three things:
- I may have a small Harry Potter obsession *cough* it's enormous *cough*
- It's ok to make mistakes
- We should live rather than simply exist
This is something I'm learning to live by, and I think it works as a fair introduction to me as a person.
To cover the basics:
- I’m at university studying first year speech pathology (the coolest job ever)
- I'm a pianist studying grade 8 piano
- I love music, and concerts (I've only been to three because they make me poor)
- I love driving my little car around and singing really badly as loud as I can
- I'm an enormous bookworm
- I'm also a cat lady
- I clearly like lists
- I'm a complete perfectionist
And I happen to be a Type 1 Diabetic.
Everyone has a diabetes diagnosis story, which I will tell in my next post, but my introduction shouldn't be about that. I want my introduction to show what I'm passionate about, and what I want to achieve. I can be hard on myself, and attempt to maintain a fairly strict control on everything, including my diabetes. But it's important to realise that you need to live as well, something I'm attempting to do as I embark on a bunch of new experiences.
I want to climb the Harbour Bridge, go on a long road trip, travel overseas, meet new people, try new foods, laugh more, go to live shows and make a difference. To do these things, I need to fail. Why? So that I can learn from my mistakes and appreciate how far I've come.
I hope you'll join me on my journey of gaining new experiences, while handling my diabetes and all of its dramas at the same time.