So I got this ZOX at the same time I got my other 3, but this one is my favorite. Growing up as a diabetic, my mom instilled this in me. No matter what came my way, I could do anything I set my mind to. In January, I started to worry as I scheduled surgery for my hip and was having more issues with that in addition to stresses of school, my roommate situation, being able to physically keep up with the demands of my program due to the hip pain, recovering from another injury, and trying to keep my diabetes under control for 2 months to try to give me the best surgery outcome. It was all a lot and I started to get into this funk of thinking I can't handle all of this and that was unlike me because anyone who knows me knows I am one of the most bubbly, optimistic people, but I was getting to the point of thinking that I was never going to be able to follow my dreams because I was always in pain and I felt like I was slowly falling behind. I got this a week before going into surgery and have only taken it off when I have to as it serves as my constant reminder. My life may not go as planned everyday and my diabetes is far from perfect, but I am going in the right direction and as long as I have faith in myself I can do anything. I was able to walk normally 2.5 weeks after surgery without crutches (but then ended up back on and off them because I pushed myself a little too hard sometimes). I have a ways to go still to getting back to normal, but I know that no matter what is thrown at me, as long as I keep a little optimism and hope, that even on those worst days where I feel terrible and have hit a wall, I will chase my dreams and do what I want because it may not be the fastest, most conventional way, but I will find a way to get there.