The biggest challenge came when I went off to college. I was now in charge of my own life, and D, by myself, 3 hours away from home. And I LOVED it! Made a few not-so-bright D choices in my college years (reserved for later posts), but again, I did it. And with an A1C that didn’t make my endo cringe too much. Thanks to some wonderful and supportive friends and roommates (along with a certain boy), I had a great college experience.
This college experience included another trip abroad, this time for 3 weeks. I had the opportunity to go to England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland. Again, I was nervous. Traveling with D can be complicated.
I took probably at least twice as many supplies as I could possibly need, and had the experience of a lifetime! I’m so glad I went, because I will never have that kind of opportunity again.
It’s quite amazing, really. We are amazing. Living our life, every day, in spite of D. And doing some pretty amazing things to boot. For me, becoming an adult and all that comes with it has been a pretty big deal. Graduating college, getting a job, getting married, buying a house. Just living my life.
Although I do still ask my mom for advice all the time, both D and non-D related. That doesn’t make me less of an adult, right? 😉
This post is my February entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival.