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Lessening the luggage

Carrying on is a habit –
One established in time.
Effort doesn’t produce instantly.

This frustrates me greatly!

Fears multiply exponentially if
The river of progress goes still too long

Lamotrigine may come to aid me then,
And keep the frustration from growing strong.

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Eternal Recurrence

Being bogged down sucks.

Endlessly running, forever in place – like a hamster stuck in their wheel.

And every protest’s but a squeel…

It’s no way to live.

When you will to live it’s oppressive.

A viscous course that leaves one a corse.
Under its curse
Depression deprives.

Every step backwards leads to a swamp.

Appearences, so real, deceive – of course!

Is it but a nightmare?

One can’t escape the dream.

And then one awakens

One awakens to steam

And one then builds another dream.

Top 5 things about #DBlogWeek

Before proceeding I would like to thank Karen Graffeo for organizing DBlogWeek and everyone who participated.

I began blogging in late December 2013, so this is my first DBlogWeek.

Initially I was hesitant about joining this event. A week or two before I had published posts on 6 consecutive days – my personal record. Would I be able to do it again?

Obviously I did join, and, as it turned out, my initial fears were unfounded. With that said, it wasn’t easy.

Attempting to keep up with other people’s posts was difficult. I fell behind. Although I failed to keep up, in the upcoming days I will make sure to read the ones that I missed.

Anyway…

Here is what made #DBlogWeek a great experience:

  1. It fosters a greater sense of community in the dblog solar system;
  2. It exposes one to different perspectives;
  3. One makes connections with formerly unknown people;
  4. It eliminates the need to find something to write about;
  5. It gives you an excuse to spam your followers with blog posts :p

May good blood sugars be with you all until next time!

Me I My, My I Me, My I My, Me Me Me

Being lost frightens us. Being alone, more still.
Trav’ling the beaten path, you’ll find neither.

Upon the beaten path there lies
a congregation of bandits.
Guard your priceless treasure!

If at a certain point you’re lost,
Let your anxiety subside.
Breathe gently in the summer air,
And in the forest wander.

What was once torn apart has been conjoined.
Two friends have been united!

Should you trust your gut?

As I reached forward, I suddenly felt myself being tugged away.

I could not do it. I was unable to press the button.

Eventually I broke free, and yesterday’s post was published.

I did not trust my gut.

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“I am responsible for everything … except for my very responsibility, for I am not the foundation of my being. Therefore everything takes place as if I were compelled to be responsible. I am abandoned in the world … in the sense that I find myself suddenly alone and without help, engaged in a world for which I bear the whole responsibility without being able, whatever I do, to tear myself away from this responsibility for an instant.”
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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To be a blogger takes self-assurance. A great deal of it.

In part, it takes trusting your instincts.

You must believe in the ideas you have. Faith in your abilities as a writer is essential.

When I write, I trust my gut.

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“All human activities are equivalent … and … all are on principle doomed to failure.”
~ Jean-Paul Sartre

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Fear can be overcome. People with type 1 diabetes – those who previously feared needles – know this all too well.

Do not let fear be your master!

Do not allow fear to hold you back!

Similar yet different

I am a singular individual. Labels do not assimilate me. On the contrary, it’s to me that labels assimilate.

Labels conceal my uniqueness. They hide my individuality.

At the same time…

Each individual is a circle; a label = where circles overlap.

Labels hint at unity. They disclose my similarities with other individuals.

That is potentially beneficial.

Still…Labels  do not disclose me.

I have type 1 diabetes; type 1 diabetes does not swallow me up.

I am young;  being young does not swallow me up.

I am a New Englander; being a New Englander does not swallow me up.

I am an American; being an American does not swallow me up.

I am a man; being a man does not swallow me up.

I am a human; being a human does not swallow me up.

Labels may accurately describe one of my facets. Perhaps they might even explain an aspect or aspects of myself.

A useful negation they might be. Even so, but a fraction of my self is all you see.

Words to live by:

Cherish unity, but do not let love of unity lead to forced uniformity.

Cherish your individuality. Do not let labels obfuscate your uniqueness.

Be mindful.

These jottings are the result of a process of thought set into motion by a comment that Heather Gabel made.  She blogs over at Unexpected Blues. Check it out if you have not done so already!

Mark Twain was right

There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger’s admiration — and regret. The weather is always doing something there; always attending strictly to business; always getting up new designs and trying them on the people to see how they will go. But it gets through more business in spring than in any other season. – Mark Twain

It snowed in southern Maine today! Thankfully it was just a dusting. Still…it snowed. In mid-April. That ain’t supposed to happen!

New England weather is busy indeed! I wonder what other devious designs it has in store?

Mark Twain: a man of wit, wisdom, and…spot-on observations.

Change of Plans

My 12 year old sister was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on April 1. Needless to say, my thoughts are centered around helping her to transition to her new life. Therefore, I’m going to put the series of posts that I was planning on hold indefinitely. Doing what I can to help her is more important than this diabetes blog.

With that said, I’m not disappearing from the Diabetes Online Community. The DOC is essential for my well-being.

If you want to stay updated, follow me on twitter @T1DME

April: A new month, a new direction

March has been a month marked by indecision.

Although I’ve had a plethora of ideas, they proved to be too many.

Despite having published posts for this type 1 diabetes blog, my work has felt pointless.

Having overcome diabetes burnout, I had lost a unifying theme.

April is a new month. With the onset of a new month, my indecision will melt away. The seeds of a new theme are about to take root and, over the upcoming days, weeks, and (possibly) months they will bloom.

The pointless pomp, the alliteration, the flowery language. All of that ends here; henceforth, I shall be clear.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • I’ll be starting a new series of posts relating to diabetes and loneliness;
  • The first post in the series will be published sometime next week;
  • I’ve been in the process of writing a guest post for a well known diabetes blogger;
  • The vagueness of this post is intentional;
  • For more information, follow me on Twitter @T1DME
  • I hope that you’re having a good day 🙂