Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Back… But Different?

This has been an interesting month for me.  I have not posted in awhile, nor have I been keeping up with the DOC much.  I miss my blog and I REALLY miss my D Mama’s, but being separated from it all has been good for me, I think.  I was getting VERY emerged in Diabetes -  and Diabetes in our lives, and what Diabetes has done to our lives, to the point that I think that focusing to that extreme was getting to be unhealthy for me. 

Someone said to me not to long ago that it’s all about balance.  They were referring to my struggles in being a working mom – that I need to strike a balance between work and home life.  But it also struck me as being very true about needing to strike a balance between being a MOM and being a D Mama.  I love my kids.  They along with Sugar Daddy are the light of my life – my Sun, if you will.  The other things that go on in my life, including my job, are all just planets that rotate around them.  Diabetes is one of the planets… it’s kind of a big planet (like, Jupiter size!!)…but here’s the thing:  It was encroaching on my Sun… and I think I finally realized that it was time to put it in its place.  Knock it back on its orbit and tell it to back off a bit.

So that’s what I did… and it felt good.

Now I am ready to cautiously start blogging again… but my blogging will no longer be Diabetes centered.  I am sure there will be posts that are all about D… but there will also be posts that are all about Sweet Girl, and her dancing… and posts about Sugar Boy and how well he is doing in school and how the capacity of both his mind and his heart astonish me every day… and posts  that are all about Sugar Daddy and his amazing talent… and posts about Katy the CRAZY kitty that has taken her rightful place as Queen of the House…

All in all – Good Things To Come!! =)


  1. I am SO glad you got the break you needed to re-group. I am happy to have you back!

    I too blog about everything in our lives, not just D. And I think it keeps me sane. I don't let D completely take over our lives either. :-)

    (((HUGS))) to you and I am seriously SO GLAD to have you back!

  2. BRAVO!

    I had to take my BBB (Blogging Balance Break) over the summer. It does feel good to come back refreshed and reminded that life involves so much MORE than diabetes.

    There was a time I was completely consumed by it. I think it's part of the "steps". D moves in, you spend some time in shock, then you find out you aren't alone, you connect with other D Mamas who "get it"....and then, one day, you wake up and step back, take a breath, and realize that D isn't going anywhere. And neither are your new D Mama friends.

    And there's so much life going on between sugar checks.

    Welcome Back....and I can't wait to hear all about the past few weeks....not to mention all the joy that is waiting in the memories of the 2010 Holiday Season!!!

    Love you.


  3. I totally understand. My family blog gets a lot more attention from me than my D blog. Even though D demands my attention 24 hours a day, I try to not to let it affect other aspects of my life. I need to vent about D sometimes, or celebrate the little miracles, which I do. But there are so many amazing, wonderful things going on in our lives, that I try to focus on that more.

    But it so nice to have the DOC that "gets" what we're going through, because sometimes it's hard and it's nice to know there's a lot of support out there!

    We need to get together again sometime! :)

  4. Welcome back! The break from the blogging world makes complete sense. While my online friends add tons of value to my life, every once and a while you've gotta step back and do some maintenance on the real-life ones.

    Looking forward to upcoming posts. D-centric and otherwise.

  5. Welcome back Donna...I am with you, I try to mix in some non-D with the "D"...like you said "balance".

    Missed you.

  6. So glad to have you back! I will enjoy hearing about your life outside of D. :)

  7. It IS hard to find balance. Glad to have you back!