I draw my inspiration and motivation from many places. Mostly it’s from people around me and my experiences prompts some element of change, which reinvigorates me when I start to feel burned out with life in general (not just with diabetes management).
The past few years have been a whirlwind for me. I have accomplished so many things and in the process gained some valuable life lessons and friendships. What has resulted is an incredibly busy lifestyle with little time for myself.
2016 has been a big year of re-analysing some of my commitments. I want to focus on projects that I am passionate about. I want to collaborate with people I respect and look up to. I want to put myself in a positive environment where I am supported even as pressure builds and deadlines loom.
One of the hardest things to do in life is to move on from something you longer feel is right for you. Sometimes that is the best thing to do when things start to feel like a chore and fill you with dread. Some wise words given to me earlier this year was to focus on things that you can change and work on rather than worry and stress over something you can’t change.
It took me months to put those words into action.
The catalyst was just seeing some of my friends getting passionate and excited over an idea or a project. It made me miss those moments and really rethink my situation until it finally clicked for me one day.
So no matter how insignificant you think your work may be, keep pursuing things you love, keep laughing and smiling and encouraging others. You never know when you might be the inspiration and catalyst for change needed for someone else.