I am many things, but mostly I'm a study in duality.
Both patient and temperamental, with a first name that literally means "Brave Warrior" in Gaelic.
Mostly I seek to keep the peace, except when I'm protecting others.
An imperfect person who finds the beauty in nature’s flaws.
I am strong and at the same time fragile.
I wear an insulin pump but prefer dresses to trousers.
I’m industrious because I’ve found a way to make the above sentence work.
But ironically, I only received a C in my Mechanical Drawing class.
I am a talker, yet I can be surprisingly quiet when I'm listening.
I am brave and scared all rolled into one.
I love children and am called “Aunt Kelly ” by many, instead of Mommy by one.
Some say I’m funny; others call me down right bawdy.
I don’t take offense to being called a “Dame” but still act like a lady- except when I don’t.
Sometimes I get too hungry for dinner at 8 – but before each meal I always test my blood sugar and bolus accordingly.
My eyes are hazel, but have a decidedly greenish blue hue when the mood strikes.
I prefer spicy and sweet with a dash of savory for good measure -
But I’m still “salty” and that suits me just fine.
I have known sadness and anger but I still seek out the laughter.
I have been hurt and I’ve been happy- and I still see the glass half full.
I’ve lived with failures and successes and have learned important life lessons from both.
I’ve been a person with diabetes longer than I’ve been a person without.
It’s made me see things differently than most.
And my greatest weakness has become my greatest strength.
I still want to see a cure in my lifetime.
I am the girl next door, all grown up.
And have become the woman who is constantly becoming.