Today marks one year since I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. For those of you who don't know, type 1 is an autoimmune disease. Which pretty much means your body says fuck you and starts attacking itself. I was diagnosed after I went to the doctor because I had lost over 15lbs in a month. I had stopped going to the gym because I was so exhausted and could barely wake up in the morning. I felt like I was constantly starving but eating everything in sight, somehow continuously losing weight. I was drinking so much water but never felt like it quenched my thirst. It got to the point where no clothes that I owned fit me anymore, everyone thought I had an eating disorder, even my doctor. After taking every test imaginable, I received a phone call at 8:30pm on March 20, 2017 that I missed because I was getting ready for bed. Thankfully I had my parents as my emergency contact and they had gotten ahold of my mom, telling her I had to go to the emergency room immediately. Three days I spent in the ICU getting an insulin drip and having issues with critically low potassium. The nurse told me I was lucky I came in when I did, if I would have fallen sleep, I wouldn't have woken up. I was 25 and working out 6 days a week when I was diagnosed. Type 1 diabetes does not discriminate, it has no cause, and it has no cure. All you can do is maganage it. I have to check my blood sugar throughout the day and always carry juice on me incase of a low blood sugar, which can be absolutely terrifying. I have been lucky enough to be able to get an insulin pump and a sensor which helps act as a pancreas. I also have been blessed with an amazing support system, I have the best family anyone could ever ask for and most importantly, an incredible boyfriend. @tswagz89 has been by my side through my toughest days, pushing me to keep going when I felt like giving up. Standing by me through breakdowns and pity parties, always reminding me I'm strong enough to deal with this. He has saved my life on more than one occasion and I can never thank him enough. If you have any of the symptoms I had, please see your doctor. I was only hours away from being in a coma.
Sometimes life can be amazing and your heart feels so full and alive. It only gets more wild when you defy all the odds and succeed in beating cancers ass and you feel like just breaking down and dancing right at that moment. Not caring if theirs a hundred strangers watching. You feel your heart mending and that little glimmer of hope u once had is as bright as the sun shining on your face. Casting a beautiful shadow on the ground as a reminder you are alive and maybe at one time broken but never something that cannot be healed by love and happiness. Yesterday I felt the rain on my face and it brought my mind to a happy memory of being a child and running home and hitting every muddy puddle on my way home. I remember walking inside and my dad grabbing a towel and drying my hair and face. No disappointment just love and laughs. Don't ever be afraid to share your life's true feelings accomplishments and hopes and dreams and goals and success. Its a quality some people hide away. Don't ever hide greatness and self worth and never be ashamed to not share a story to makes someone think of their own greatness and worth. We are all amazing and if someone cannot see you for who you truly are and how amazing and courageous you are use that voice that you tucked away💜 I bought a simple bucket list box kinda funny right. One of those impulse buys when you are told you have cancer. It sat on my nightstand for months. I couldn't put anthing inside of it. In my mind it meant defeat and that's not who I am. I left it and told myself when I am told I am definetly cancer free and I truly hoped I would have those 2 words said. I told myself I would write 2 things inside and I will try my hardest to make them a reality. Well I was told im cancer free. I felt my heart beat again for the first time since I was told I have cancer. I will be great again. Don't give up on yourself. Fight for what's yours. #love#amazing#dontbescared#trustyourself#jumpinthepuddles#donteverstopdancing#destiny#openyoureyes#cancersucks#shareyourfeelings#yourareworthitall#turnthemusicup#itsnottheend#liveagain#itsnevertolatetobehappy#alaskanchick#nobucketlist#coloncancerawareness
Life Update! This post is regarding things have been going on in my life, It’s going to be a read. *“Childhood is not from birth to a certain age, though at a certain age The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.” Yesterday I turned 21. It’s a mile stone I didn’t think I’d be hitting so soon. I’m not a child anymore but I still don’t feel like I’m a functioning adult. I’m in a world were things are done in a way I have get use to.
There are a lot of things I can’t be doing anymore while at the same time I have an even larger amount things that are expected of me. I need to learn how to break bad habits in order to be able to adapt and move forward.
One bad habit that has plagued me for the past couple years has been substance abuse.
For a long time I didn’t think I have a problem, much less really think about the consequences of my actions. We’re in a time where it’s not uncommon for people to experiment and indulge oneself in alcohol or a kind of drug.
But there comes a time where these things we do become vice’s in our live and we start abusing them.
For me the main vice I have had has been alcohol.
I first drank in my early teens just for the thrill of it but since then it’s turned into a vice I couldn’t really shake.
I wasn’t addicted to it by any means but I truly abused it with out really thinking about it. Binge drinking was something that became a big part of my life and it didn’t really seem like a problem.
It wasn’t till recently that I got myself into really dangerous situation that had the potential to ended my life as I know it.
Since then I’ve really had to evaluate my life and seek help. These have been decisions that I never though I’d be making in my life. It sucks to suck but there’s always a way to turn things around. If you know anyone who’s going through a rough time or you yourself are, there is help out there. It’s by no means easy nor quick but it’s not impossible. #sober#itsnottheend#itwillgetbetter
Dio stesso non giudica nessun uomo prima che sia arrivata la fine dei suoi giorni.
Perché dovremmo essere più precipitosi noi?
[Samuel Johnson, critico e saggista]
Grazie al sacrificio di Gesù, abbiamo ricevuto la grazia di vivere sotto il perfetto Amore di Dio, e non sotto il suo Giudizio. Ricordiamoci di questo dono immeritato che ci è stato fatto, ogni volta che saremo tentati di puntare il dito contro qualcuno: solo in questo modo potremo realmente apprezzare il valore di quel meraviglioso gesto.
I sei giorni di challenge si concludono oggi, ma Dio ti chiama a mostrare tutto questo a chi ti sta attorno, ogni giorno.
Continua a lasciare che Dio stravolga non solo la tua prospettiva, ma la tua vita! 💥
So I got my new phone today and although I lost a ton of my pictures, my older ones were backed up and I went through some of them. This transformation is so important and huge to me. I’ve not only changed my appearance (thank god) but I’ve also changed my priorities, perspective and personality. Right now I’m in a rut and I’ve been set on trying to get out; but because I found these and was able to see my change, I’m not so much in a rut as I am still fighting this uphill battle of life. It’s going to get better. “If life isn’t good, it isn’t the end yet.” #Transformation#NewPhoneWhoDis#BlueHair#PinkHair#PurpleHair#IWasCrazy#OhWaitIStillAm#LoveYourself#GrowThroughWhatYouGoThrough#ItsNotTheEnd
Quando andar de moto já não é mais diversão e sim, um estilo de vida, já estamos falando de motociclismo. O Motociclista está sempre estudando sobre sinalização e fiscalização já que viajar é uma constante na sua vida. Ele também é um colecionador de histórias e faz do motociclismo a sua casa. ☺
Mapas físicos ainda são muito importantes em viagens de moto, pois eles te ajudam a encontrar a rota certa naqueles pontos em que o GPS acaba perdendo o sinal. ⠀
Confira todos os mapas disponíveis em: http://bit.ly/2FDngAG