Well last night I signed up for the JDRF Walk in DC on May 4th, 2008. This will be my first diabetes walk ever. Now I guess I have to start collecting money and recruiting members for my team. The only problem is about half of the people I would ask have no idea I have diabetes. Crazy, I know, but it just never comes up and I am not into that whole "Hello my name is Jillian and I have Type 1 Diabetes". I prefer to keep the diabetes details to a minimum when it comes to my peers. I have always been this way and I am not sure why. I am not ashamed to be a diabetic. I just hate having to explain to others. It's just something I find too personal to tell people who I don't exactly know very well. I'll figure it out. Maybe this Saturday when my group of friends has our own "Thanksgiving" dinner, I'll disclose the D. Oh, the team name is "The J. Walkers" and the motto I plan to put on the t-shirt is "To fight Type 1 Diabetes, we’re breaking all the rules!" (Get it? Perfectly cheesy, I know!)
On to the next topic. Today I started amping up my efforts with my school work. I have been struggling with motivation. I don't know if I mentioned this, but I am basically a year behind in school. So the classes I am working on, except for math are sophomore classes. The decision to leave traditional school all has to do with anxiety, depression, family issues, and of course diabetes. But I am behind because while the school system tried to figure out a plan for me, I was left in limbo. I had a few school appointed tutors float in and out, but I was not in a place (mentally) for them to be of help. Plus half of them could not teach the subjects I was taking. So basically I got screwed over by the school system. As a result I had a full school year off, while things got figured out. While my friends are struggling through their junior year, I am at home procrastinating. So I am kicking my butt into high gear to catch up, to hopefully "graduate" with them. Today I got organized and started to think of a schedule, but in between I did stuff like this (drawing on my syllabus)
and listened to the Dixie Chicks.
I need to get focused!!!!
Today is also my 1 Month Pump-a-versary