Proud woman of color. Anime enthusiast. Gamer. Compassionate communicator.
After dropping out of college and entering the adulting world, I barely paid attention to my health. I didn’t really think about how my choices would affect me.
A fews years of no sleep, partying, binge drinking, and living in the drive thru, it all caught up to me. I finally took notice of some strange things happening with my body.
Ok more like I started fainting, constantly thirsty, I couldn’t sleep through the night, and my favorite, running to the bathroom every 20 minutes. I decided it was time to pay the doc a visit. After a few tests, the reality of my health reared its head: I have type 2 diabetes.
At 25 I was diagnosed with one of the top 10 deadliest diseases in the world.
After some research I realized there wasn’t a lot of information out there for someone like me. It’s not like diabetes was something you got at my age. Everywhere I looked there were beautiful communities of people with Type 1. There wasn’t anything that catered to type 2. Especially to my age group. It was like once you were diagnosed, you just had to manage and live with it ….
I don’t want to settle for managing, I want to be free. I know this disease can be reversed. I know I can do it. I’m willing to fight against everything that tries to set me up for failure.
Our food system, the medical and pharmaceutical industries, or even everyday people. I will conquer this. It will not be easy. Everyday is new and everyday brings new challenges but I know that if I push myself hard enough, I can do it. And so can you.
Healing in Hindsight is my cry for something better.
My family and friends are my biggest supporters
I’m blessed to have an amazing family. My parents are both type 2 diabetics and helped me get a jump start on turning my health around. They’re part of why I’m doing this. They’ve taught me so much and everyday I’m grateful for their wisdom. Even more so I’m grateful that they appreciate me as me.
My older sister has always been my truth teller and spiritual guide. She even got me on my journey as a plant mom! She hustles hard but always makes time for her baby sis.
My partner has been a huge motivator in my life. We met when I was 16 and he lived states away. I never thought we would be here today. Almost 4 years together and we have gone through a roller coaster of seasons. We have come so far and he has pushed me to grow in ways I never thought possible. TLDR? I love this man for reminding me that I’m great!
My friends are my extended family. So many memories and good times. I appreciate every encounter that I have with someone. But the reality is that I have a tribe that can’t be beat or replaced. There are many faces that I couldn’t squeeze in but know the gang is big and they’re the best group of humans beings I’ve ever had the fortune of knowing.
Lastly are my fur babies! Everyday is a fight not to get more but these 2 cuties have been with me since my college days. Though they do require more attention now that I’m at home most of the time, and they absolutely drive me crazy, but these 2 pups make my life an adventure. I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Thank you all for everything you’ve done for me and continue to do. I love you all!