It’s been shaken on with my housemate, which means it’s official: I am not allowed to say “no” to anything for the remainder of the semester. I know how ridiculous this sounds, but hear me out. I have often found myself making excuses for why I don’t want to do something (nights out, day trips, bigger vacations, etc). The reality is, however, that it all ties back to my diabetes. If I haven’t had enough water that day, if my blood is a little wonky during the day, if I have to change my pump that night, I find every excuse in the book to not go out and have fun. I can’t let this disease, or my anxiety surrounding this disease, control my life anymore. I have 2 months left of college before I get thrown into the “real world.” This is my time. I’m not letting this crappy disease ruin anything for me anymore, and neither should you.