res·o·lute: definition: adjective: admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering.
I'd say that is the perfect word to describe my attitude for my New Years resolutions. You see this year I am determined more then ever to make my resolutions a reality. My resolutions aren't just your run of the mill, they are purposeful and meaningful to me.
This year I am resolute to advocate, educate and raise money towards a cure for diabetes.
I am going to advocate by becoming part of the JDRF Advocacy. I will advocate anyway I can, focusing on Diabetes Management in Schools.
I am going to educate through my blog, through the Walk to Cure Diabetes and any other way that I am able.
I am going to raise money for a cure through fundraisers to help out The Faustman Lab, Diabetes Hands Foundation, and the Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Why did I choose these things? I choose them because they are my life. They are my families life. They are Lovebug's life. Mostly I choose them because they bring me HOPE. Hope in a cure for Lovebug someday and Hope for a better life for her.
You know, Diabetes hasn't been all bad. It has strengthened my faith. I has taught me more about myself then I ever thought was possible. It has taught me to live hard and love harder. It has taught me to laugh at life. I have learned that the good days get you through the bad. It has taught me what is REALLY important in life. Because of Diabetes I have friends that I wouldn't have ever met. It has brought me that deep since of HOPE that I never had before.
This year I am going to advocate, educate and raise funds for a cure.
What are you going to do?