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:

  1. I may have a small Harry Potter obsession *cough* it's enormous *cough*
  2. It's ok to make mistakes
  3. 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.