Thursday, August 06, 2009

So it's been three years? Where has the time flown?

Almost two years ago, I managed to completely tear up the cartilage in my left knee. Didn't get anything done for it for about four months. Dumb ol' Chet thought it was just a pulled muscle, but it kept getting worse. So surgery wasn't able to completely fix everything, and I still limp a lot. About March, I started doing diabetes lectures again, though I still couldn't stay standing for too long. Did a couple of magic & mentalism shows, but little ones - where I could stay sitting down.

Now I have a real show coming up next month, and I need to keep on my feet for 50 - 60 minutes. Wish me luck and keep me in your prayers!

But that's not why I came back to this blog.

One thing I'm learning, is that sometimes I need to motivate myself - and I'm more motivated when I've committed myself in public. That way, there's this pressure from friends and family for me to follow through and do what I've promised.

So I'm promising to finish putting together a mentalism show for teenagers, and get into schools, youth centers, whatever it takes - and to use this show to educate them on diabetes prevention and control.

I don't have to tell you that diabetes has reached epidemic proportions. I don't have to tell you how it's harder for young people, because so many of them aren't getting tested, or aren't controlling their diabetes. I think I can reach them, and if I have to sugar-coat the message, I will.

And if I can make this fun, maybe they'll listen - and maybe I'll follow through and get this done.
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