inspiration has been oozing out of all of our diabetes sets, sites, an pokes this week. reading posts has been fun, enlightening, magical, inspiring, uplifting, thought-provoking, and just downright fantastic wonderful amazing. there are so many blogs i want to give shout outs to. i will mention a few with explanations and also a few extras that i went back to day after day.
writing a diabetes blog, or any kind of blog really, is hard. it can be a job for a lucky few, but for most, it is this extra thing that you want to do all the time, but can’t seem to prioritize at others. that’s how it is for me anyway.
most of the time, i walk through life with a certain disposition. i do things, while thinking about how i can explain them in a way that is as pretty or as eloquent as i see them. it makes me happy. it makes me feel like life is this beautiful thing happening in all directions. it makes me feel like i am a part of it. a part of the unfolding, a mechanism of it’s functioning the way it does.
the blogs that i am going to mention here are those that i have spoken of outside of the d world. historically, i have offered the subjects of these bloggers in an attempt to convey the importance and emotional weight of diabetes blogging and in particular, diabetes blog week. it really is a powerful community here. thank you to Karen of Bittersweet for doing all of this AND writing your own posts! how do you manage!?
diabetes big and small: Melissa Lee of Sweetly Voiced is a singer with some mad skillz. melissa’s blog was the second diabetes blogs i started reading and i have to say that her voice is one that speaks to me a lot. she is real and funny and just awesome. i met her when her son was wearing an r2d2 head topper and i would be lying if i said she didn’t become my hero right then and there.
diabetes memories: Kerri Sparling of Six Until Me wrote a simple and very moving, beautiful vignette of a child with diabetes. she wrote the child as herself, but in a vague enough way to allow for the reader to see themselves within the character. it revealed a side of my mom’s strength and changed her role within my diabetes memory. i am immensely grateful to have had read that post just before mothers day.
petition to my diabetes body: Christel of theperfectd writes with such creativity. her posts usually make me really laugh and because of that, i have shared her blog with many friends. she is clear and strait forward.
i want to be a super patient: Rachel of Probably Rachel wrote about pretending to be a super patient when visiting the endo. this post seriously stuck with me. it twists and turns like we all do in real life and exposes the gap we have all faced in self-care.
Hannah of the bad diabetic 18 and awesome.
Carrie of my unemployed pancreas always be awesome.
Ali of insulin and iron wicked awesome.
Brain of (buzz, buzz) not my cell pumping out awesome.
Bennett of your diabetes may vary maximum awesome.
today’s post was in response to this prompt:
As another Diabetes Blog Week draws to a close, let’s reflect on some of the great bloggers we’ve found this week. Give some love to three blog posts you’ve read and loved during Diabetes Blog Week, and tell us why they’re worth reading. Or share three blogs you’ve found this week that are new to you. (Thanks to Pearlsa of A Girl’s Reflections for inspiring this topic.)