"Pretend you’re making a time capsule of you & your health focus that won’t be opened until 2112. What’s in it? What would people think of it when they found it?"
Why, just pretend? Let's make a real time capsule! I can't hold off until 2112 to open it, so my time capsule will be opened in 2022. Since I don't know where I'll be in 10 years, I am going to give my time capsule to my mother-in-law for safe keeping.
I'll start by putting a current photo with my "stats" (weight, age, years w/T1, etc...) written on the back, into the time capsule.
I added a picture of my pink pump, an infusion set, reservoir and sensor.
I put a page out of my log book.
and a button from the ice rink, with the elements I am currently working on.
Lastly I added this letter to my future self; (which will also be e-mailed to me on April 1st 2022, through FutureMe )
"Dear FutureMe, I am working really hard to keep you healthy so you'll be alive in 10 years to read this letter. I am working on a nursing degree so we'll have a secure job in the future and who know's maybe I played a part in curing diabetes? Do you still have Type 1 diabetes? I hope/wish/pray, that you don't. Diabetes has been so mean to you (is it ever nice?) you deserve a cure. If you aren't cured yet, I am sorry, but look how long you've survived, 37 years! That's pretty amazing, good job! Thanks for all your effort. I hope you've kept skating, it's good for you and you really enjoy it despite how frustrated you get. Maybe you've landed an axel? I trust that you were brave enough to take that BIG step and start a family. I know it was scary and you worried about finances and your health, but God intended for you to have children, I know it. Did you name your children Lindsey (girl) or Tennyson (boy), these are the names the are at the top of your favorite list. What has it been like to be married to Gerry for 18 years? My gosh that is a long time! I hope in those years you've learned to push each other less and embrace each other more. Give him a kiss for me. I hope you were able to mend your relationship with Carrie, and that she is no longer sick. It would really suck to survive 37 years with diabetes, but lose your sister to drugs and bad decisions. For that matter I hope you are close to all your siblings, they are a huge part of who you are. I hope you spoil all your nieces and nephews (if you have any nephews) It makes you so happy to send big packages to Evie and Rory. You have a very giving heart. Keep your faith, if you've lost it, RUN back to God. He will always accept you with open arms. I think I've gotten way off topic here, anyway. If you don't receive this letter by e-mail, there is a back-up inside your time capsule. Take care of yourself and those you love, Past Me. "