It has been almost one month since I took a step back from blogging. I can’t quite say the same for live-tweeting my stream of consciousness, but I did my best to avoid reading feverishly about diabetes technology as promised.
My tiny blogosphere roar does not make the world go ’round. But, for me- and hopefully for the people who read my blog on occasion- Very Light, No Sugar will always be my own little piece of the larger diabetes puzzle. Blogging is how I shed light on the thoughts that have bounced around in my head for over 24 years of living with type one diabetes. Reading others’ blogs has been empowering and unifying; many of those same thoughts bounce around in other heads, too. Putting my feelings on (virtual) paper makes them real- a part of our shared experience of diabetes. Changing up the blog post pace allowed me to reexamine why I chose to blog in the first place.
By taking a step back, I was able to let others step in. Before the mini-hiatus, I probably did not realize just how much I needed those little moments with big meanings because I was caught in an overwhelmed, overtired haze.
Emailing back and forth with various #doc buddies who offered unconditional support and understanding, paying more attention to the humorous side of diabetes via the Twitter and Facebook jokesters, and spending a few days on Cape Cod with my family allowed me to hit the figurative “reset” button. And let me tell you, the “reset” button is more refreshing than pounding the “snooze” alarm three times each morning.
It’s good to be back, even if only at “training wheels” pace for the time-being.