Thanks, #DOC

I wasn’t feeling my best towards the end of last week, and I just wanted to say a huge thankyou to all of my DOC friends who reached out to me here and on Twitter. Your support meant the world, and is a huge testament to the Diabetes Online Community. It truly is one of the most positive, supportive, non judgy environments I’ve ever found. Its nice to know during times like those that I am not alone.

I also want to apologise if my posts sounded a little too depressing. I know that I don’t always enjoy reading blog posts that talk about the darker aspects of diabetes. But that is a harsh reality. There are good stretches as well as bad stretches. And chances are, there are others out there right now going through exactly the same thing I was. Others who can benefit from reading this, others who can make a connection and realise they are not alone.

I like to think that I strike a good balance between the positives and the negatives of diabetic life in this blog. I also choose to share these experiences for myself. Writing really helps me to process and better understand what I’m going through. Sometimes I use this space as a way to reflect on a situation or to simply clear my head. Sometimes its almost therapeudic. But, its not for everyone.

I’m happy to report that I am in a better headspace today (if only I didn’t have to go to work!). I finished binging on Better Call Saul and Fresh off the Boat, went for a few sunny walks and also woke up to an exciting opportunity in my e-mail inbox on Saturday morning.

And I can’t believe that its almost July. I can’t believe that I’ve kept at this blog for the better part of 6 months. Its hard to believe that six months ago, I knew nothing about diabetes (well, compared to what I know now, it feels like nothing). Six months ago, I had no idea that the DOC existed. And six months ago I didn’t really have much of a passion or a goal beyond my day job.

I’m pretty excited for what’s on the horizon this month. Wimbledon starts tonight. Horray for some long nights rugged up in front of the telly. Fingers crossed those over hyped Aussies will get knocked out quickly so we can see some good matches (where’s my Australian spirit, right?). Under the Dome is back. At the end of the week I’m setting off on a much needed holiday. And hopefully blogging will help me to be a little more sensible with my travel choices this time around (I’m not making any promises, though…). I’ll be joining the National Diabetes Week campaign here in Oz soon, and there are a couple of other exciting things that I have planned for this space.

I just wanted to say a huge thanks for your continued support of this blog, and beyond. It means the world. And finally, a few memes to remind us that we are not alone with diabetes (and to have a laugh, too!).

Thanks, #DOC.

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