Moments like these. Where I know I've gotten to the last item in my tool kit... It sometimes hits me in all the wrong ways. Where I judge myself and feel like I'm failing- where I need to take a step back and not just take care of myself- but have to say not today-
I wanted to share some of the updates on the crowdfunding campaign to get this book published!
Buy the Book here I’m asking for $26 through orders not done on Kickstarter via paypal.me/mbartleson/26 I'm self-publishing an honest book about growing up with chronic illness and mental health. I wrote the content before rose-colored glasses impacted my experiences too much. To help this book get published, you can visit the crowdfunding page to … Continue reading I’m Self-Publishing a Book!
When I was younger and people asked me what I hated about diabetes- I always replied "other people" or "the rest of the world." Now- other things have been added to the list.. but... It's still up there though. I've had so many experiences- especially being in a small town in the south- but we … Continue reading #DBlogWeek Day 3: The Blame Game
Damn. It's expensive. Literally and figuratively. OH BOY! So.... I have ALL OF THE THOUGHTS on this subject! I firmly believe in "check your privilege" so- I'd like to acknowledge that as a white, straight, cis-woman (with educated parents- which helped lead to a foundation for me relating to a lot of things There is so … Continue reading #DBlogWeek Day 2: The Cost of a Chronic Illness
Your voice. It matters. Yeah- it definitely does. Your voice. Your (respectful) opinion. You story. Your experiences. It all matters. (Not my image) It can shape things. It can make other people feel like they’re not alone by creating more "me too's." Maybe you feel like it’s just you- but I promise- it’s not true. When you … Continue reading Your Story & Your Voice Matters
Please note, that these are my thoughts relating to this. I’m not saying celebrating numbers is a bad thing- I’m saying that I wish we celebrated other things as well. I want to focus on my life and all the ins and outs- not just the number. I want to be person-centered and not number-centered. … Continue reading I Choose a Person-Centered Mindset, Not Number-Centered