January 21, 2011
Another New Year’s and another birthday have passed me by. I celebrated my 39th birthday on the 4th, which means June will mark 38 years with type 1 diabetes. I decided that my only resolution this year is to concentrate on me. Some of you may be saying to yourselves that this is selfish. I would say this is being selfless.
The last year brought a gambit of emotions to the forefront of my life. Unfortunately, stress was the most prominent of them. Hence, my resolution. I stopped caring for my body. I did not go to the gym or even go for a walk on my hour lunch break at work. I did not engage in any stress reduction activity such as breathing or yoga, or exercise. I also did not eat the best to my ability. I should have bought some stock in Hersey’s chocolate.
This year (2011) is the year devoted to ME. I have you all as my witnesses.
I end this posting with the following quote from the book Sweet Invisible Body by Lisa Roney:
"For we must be forever starting over with talking, telling our truths, and listening to each other in order to make sense of our lives."