National Health Blog Post Month, Day 30: Play that horn. Want to hear a secret? You’re awesome. (It’s actually not even really a secret.) This is going to be hard for you, O’ Modest One, but you gotta give yourself props today. Write three things you love about yourself – things you’re great at – or just want to share. Don’t you dare signpost or undercut those self-compliments!
I’m fighting off a cold or the flu or something, so I feel pretty accomplished even getting a post out today. The fact that it is the end to a 30 day challenge makes me super excited! I managed to post 28 times this month, factoring in two free days gifted to participants of National Health Blog Post Month by the WEGO Health team. Holy cow!
I tried to do the HAWMC challenge back in the Spring of this year, but due to blog technical issues and not being able to post for a week, I fell too far behind and couldn’t catch back up. To say that this month was a challenge is no joke.
With all the daily posting this month, I spent Thanksgiving with family, went to Disney World, participated in World Diabetes Day events, dug up some stories that I haven’t thought about in a long time, survived a zombie attack, shared some things that a lot of people would have left unsaid, and even had a good sit down with myself and told me how things are going to be.
I am an adventurer. I love to go places and do things that many folks wouldn’t do. The fact that I have diabetes as a travel companion makes those adventures even more awesome, because I’m able to share that there is nothing that we can’t do with diabetes. We may have to pack a few more supplies, but we’re still able to be in the middle of it all, and not hold back.
I love to laugh at and with the world and people around me. I am a joker, a prankster, and I fancy myself an entertainer. The greatest gift you can give someone is the ability to laugh at a difficult situation. If you can laugh at it, you can survive it.
I’m also slow, deliberate, and patient. I want to see people and things be the best that they can be. I understand that sometimes that takes awhile to accomplish. I don’t typically rush into things, but I think about them, and then commit after I feel like I’ve examined the possibilities and determined the best course of action for me. This behavior drives a lot of people around me insane, I’m sure, but once I commit to something, you can bet that I’ve done the research, I’ve thought about the outcomes, and that I know the best path to get there that yields that greatest rewards.
Now that we are at the end of this 30 day challenge, I challenge all of you that have started and continued to read this nonsense on my blog to take some of the ideas I’ve shared and carry them forward. I love a good success story, and I know that my story and the stories of so many others are only just getting started.
This post was written as part of National Health Blog Post Month (NHBPM) – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J