I was writing a new post yesterday about all of the thoughts I am trying to process with Type One right now. I wrote an entire blog post, and then decided I would post it today after proofreading.
Then it hit me.
It's time for me to move on from that moment.
It's time to look to the future.
And quite frankly, the future is looking fairly bright!
I have finally finished all of my requirements for becoming a student at Madison Area Technical College!
I plan to start attending night school there March 3rd for my Certified Nursing Assistant.
My goal is to work at a hospital this summer as a Nursing Assistant, and then change my major to a four year Nursing Program this next semester at the University I attend.
Upon finishing my RN degree, my dream is to work at American Family Children's Hospital and specialize in endocrinology.
In simple terms, I plan to work with Type One Diabetics as my career. Most of the patients would end up being newly diagnosed Type Ones.
For me, this is my opportunity to share my story. Second, I would be able to do what I love best- help and encourage Type One Diabetics!
I understand this will be a lot of work: nursing isn't the easiest of majors- I really have come to that understanding.
Yet, I have a drive that I believe will help me through.
I'll give an example.
When I was admitted into the hospital after my diagnosis, I was devastated. My life was turned upside down, my normal was gone.
How would I manage all the shots? How would I ever feel normal again? How can one feel normal?
Now in that circumstance, imagine if a nurse walked in, sat on my bed and told me they had Type One - and that it would all be okay. Trust me on this, when I was admitted, I didn't really care what the doctors said - they didn't have Type One. The ones I wanted to talk to were the ones who had Type One!
That's what I want to do for others.
I want to be that support that so many newly-diagnosed Type Ones need.
So there's the plan!
I look forward to upcoming opportunities that I will have. God is definitely providing me with opportunities through Type One.
Sure, Type One had a great hit on me Thursday. But I'm about to make my comeback . . .
and it's going to be good!
(Type One Trio at A.F.C.H. for Radiothon, this is my dream workplace)