I don’t remember how to do this.
Has it really been a year since I tried to look ahead? For months I’ve been battling ideas that seem great on paper, or even within the relatively safe space of a “test the waters” Facebook post or Twitter message, but an equally crippling inability to act upon them with any certainty. For months I’ve seen stories and issues arise that generate plenty of thoughts, but no formal sentences worth sharing. For months I’ve thought about this blog, what it’s done for me over the years, what I think it’s done for others over that same time, and how I don’t want this URL to become a distant memory of blogrolls across the diabetes online community.
I think there’s reason to be proud that I’m paying more attention to topics like transgender rights, race issues, domestic violence, and validation within various patient communities. It speaks to a maturation of sorts. But if I still believe at my core, I’m a diabetes advocate, why is it so hard for me to prove it to myself that I still have what it takes to contribute?
Why have I been thinking about writing this blog post for three weeks but only now have the strength (is it really strength?) to say something?
I’m not going to make any promises about posting frequency because, quite frankly, I can’t stomach the disappointment when (if?) I don’t live up to that timetable. But I’m here, right now, to say that I’m still around. I still want to contribute to the discourse, and I will try to be more visible.
So, the task for now is to dust off my keyboard and start a figurative cleaning of sorts. Not a fresh start, but comfortable return. Until then, here are a couple of links to bide the time. Continue reading
We define ourselves far too often by our past failures. We look at our past and we say ‘well, that’s me’ – that’s not you. You are this person, right now. You’re the person who’s learned from those failures.
Unsure if Joe Rogan is speaking to society at large, or just people living with diabetes.
The number doesn’t matter, but I got my A1c back after another 15 minute chat with my endocrinologist. It’s not great, but it’s not terrible.
Today would be one of those days I offer up a total cop-out post and kindly ask for forgiveness. It’s not that I don’t have the motivation to put up another blog post, I just don’t have the motivation to try to collect my thoughts. I’ll see what I can do, but I’m not making any promises.
I play a lot of video games. Frequent readers find that as no surprise. Additionally, I have Type 1 Diabetes. Of course if you are coming to a blog titled ‘A Consequence of Hypoglycemia’ you have a vague idea of what you are getting in to. One would think that these two forces combining like Voltron would be great for a humble wri-log-caster (writer, blogger, podcaster…wrilogcaster?) like me right? Right? Continue reading
Before Spring started up I received an email from Avalanche HQ (actual job, not to be confused with the Shinra Corporation) talking about the company golf league. Last year I was on the road for what felt like my entire first year of work, including most of golf season. Needless to say, I didn’t get a chance to participate. Now that I’ve been relocated to Shinra, I had the opportunity to sign up and participate. With the recent acquisition of a new driver, 3 wood, Hokie Bird Head Cover, and American Diabetes Association golf towel; I am ready to take my game to the next level. I’ve set a goal of being able to consistently break 90 by the end of the year. If I get a chance to play (at least) every Wednesday with other Shinra operatives, I think I have what it takes to meet that goal. Continue reading