• Paid in full

    On September 3rd, I made the very last payment on my student loans. And as of October 5th, that account is no longer open and no longer appears on my credit report. I can’t begin to tell you how relieved I am to have that burden off of my shoulders. And I’m forever thankful for the angels in my life who made that possible.

  • Trying to Fix Me

    The better part of the last year, since watching my aunt die of cancer on July 27, 2013, has been a real struggle for me mentally. That experience pretty much blew open Pandora’s box of “why bother?” demons and poured them all over my head. While I’m no stranger to fighting those demons, this time has been different. This time, I’ve been losing that fight. I haven’t had the drive to care for myself as I have been. For almost 5 years, I’ve thrown myself head first into my treatment and management routines. Always on top of things. Yet there are now large gaps in my glucose logs. And other lapses that just aren’t normal for me. Let alone healthy.…

  • From the Archive: You Can Do This

    It’s been 3 years since I first recorded and shared this video.   And if I’m honest, it’s probably been 2 years since I last watched it.  I was looking back through the archives this evening and spent some time watching this video and reflecting on where I was at that time and where I am today.  A lot has changed since then, but the messages shared in that video have not lost their importance.  I’m sharing the video again with the hope that someone will benefit from watching it. So, here is my contribution to the You Can Do This Project, which is the brain child of Kim over at Texting My Pancreas . The video is kind of…

  • More like Teflon, Less like Velcro

    Well, here we are.  20 days into the new year and I’m just now getting around to writing about my resolution for 2014.  OK, writing about it here anyway.  I posted about it on Facebook and Twitter on New Year’s Day. As I said then, my resolution for 2014 is to try to be a little more like Teflon and a little less like Velcro.  Now, what on earth does that mean? More like Teflon and less like Velcro? Well, the idea was inspired by an article by Martha Funnell that I found in the Fall 2013 issue of Walgreens Diabetes & You magazine.  The article was titled “Velcro or Teflon: Which one are you?” and focused on responses to…