3 weeks ago I had the honor and privilege to attend the Weekend for Women Conference in Raleigh, NC. Organized by an amazing team from Diabetes Sisters, the conference was an opportunity for women all over the U.S. to get together and talk about diabetes and get some really good input from experts in different areas. I think it’s one of the nicest things I’ve done for myself in a long time; to go and share with people, especially women, who are on the same boat as me and who understand the challenges of every day life with diabetes.
Sometimes it takes listening to other people’s stories to be aware of your own. I came back from the conference with my motivation renewed. What I learned there is helping me not only with my diabetes, but with everything else in my life. The biggest lesson I learned there was to care for and love myself in every single way. The conference wasn’t just about the medical aspects of my condition, but how it affects my emotional being; and that was probably what touched me the most. To sit there and realize that sometimes being so hard on myself doesn’t help me achieve my goals.
I wish the conference was longer. It’s hard to really connect with people when you have only one day. I’m looking forward to next year!