One year ago, I was working at George Washington Carver National Monument.
One year ago, I still thought I was going to go to graduate school for History.
One year ago, I was out of control of my diabetes and a lot of areas of my life.
One year ago, I was struggling with depression.
One year ago, I thought that science classes were dreadful.
One year ago, I had no idea what a continuous glucose monitor was.
One year ago, I thought I would never use an insulin pump.
About one year ago, while working a front desk shift at the park on a rainy day, I was bored and looking for things to do online that weren’t blocked by the Department of the Interior filters (including Facebook and Twitter). That’s when I discovered Google Reader and added a bunch of bundles, including one called “diabetes.” In that bundle, among other things, were the Diabetes Daily blogs as well SixUntilMe.com. I then realized that wordpress, blogger, and squarespace were not blocked by the DOI and I could read blogs all day when I was working at the front desk. I began my quest for discovering diabetes blogs and adding them to my reader. A few weeks later, I felt confidant to start my own diabetes blog, then the PWD PK over on blogger.
When I started reading d-blogs, everyone who attended the Roche social media summit last year was just returning. I had to figure out what it was because I had no idea. I never in a million years thought that I would be a part of it the next time it happened one year ago.
One year later, here I am.
I am attending the Roche Social Media Summit this year.
I am using an insulin pump and a continuous glucose monitor.
I am taking science classes and LOVING THEM.
I have brought my A1C down almost a full percent.
I am successfully treating and managing my depression.
I am going to school for Dietetics.
And I am not working anywhere…but that’s okay, for now.