I am participating in the second annual dblog week started last year by Karen of the Bittersweet blog.
Today’s Prompt: Letter Writing Day
Dear Gina, 2000;
This is Gina from 2011 and I wanted to let you know that being diagnosed with diabetes is hard, but everything is going to be okay. There are going to be times over the next couple of years where you will feel like giving up. But you are much stronger than you think and you will be able to get through it. And I know you love keeping things bottled up inside but you have an unbelievable support system behind you and you should not be afraid to talk the people that love you. They want to help you. Please talk to them. Don’t be scared. It’s easier said then done but, YOU CAN DO IT.
Don’t feel like this is something you should go through alone and that asking for help is some sort of burden to those around you. Your family loves you. They will cry with you, laugh with you and be there every step of the way for you. When you are at your most vulnerable those are the people that you are going to be able to count on the most.
You are going to be so shocked at all of the things you are capable of and how many lives you will touch. You will meet so many people from all over the world who will inspire you and love you. It is going to be an amazing journey.
PS: Remember never to lose focus of why you started, always stay true to yourself. Pace yourself and understand that there is no reason to rush into anything. And the most important thing to remember and to never ever forget is: YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE PERFECT!!!
See you on the flip side!