After a rough few months, I was very much ready to do some serious thinking and resetting. I was going through some things back in GA a few weeks ago, and I came across the letter my 8th grade teacher had us write to ourselves to open at graduation. Reading now... it meant so much … Continue reading Promises from 14 Year Old Me
We've all heard it- "teens/young adults with diabetes are hard." Okay... so what are we going to do about it? Besides judge. and hard? Each situation is different. Each person is different. You can't just categorize one word for everyone the entire time. There's so many more words to choose from... But "hard" that's over-generalizing … Continue reading Teens with Diabetes are “Hard”- That’s Overgeneralizing
Wonder where my blog posts about PCOS, Endometriosis, and Diabetes have been? Well, they've been happening! So after my diagnosis of PCOS and alllllll of the questions and frustrations.... I started guest blogging at DiabetesSisters about PCOS and T1D (eventually adding endometriosis after that diagnosis). I've been blogging once or twice each month about my … Continue reading Guest Blogs for DiabetesSisters about PCOS & Endometriosis
I’ve noticed something though- The part of loving my body that’s been the hardest? It hasn’t been being okay with the shape of my body, or the acne, or that I’m sweaty or hairy. The hardest part has been believing in myself- ignoring the imposter syndrome and everything else going on inside my mind. But … Continue reading Loving Your Body When You Have a Chronic Illness (Part 2)
I won’t lie and say that I have been body positive my entire life- well specifically- I haven’t had the best self-esteem most of my life- which was more about things besides outer appearances. Self-doubt followed me everywhere and always. (definitely something I do not miss about the preteen and teen years). This is also … Continue reading Loving Your Body When You Have Chronic Illness (es) (Part 1)
So- dating and diabetes- I know, I know. This topic- been there done that. I still haven't decided how I feel about dating- in general- I don't love it. I would like to make sure that I note this- I identify as a cisgender, straight, white, female. I've definitely noticed two typical "thought camps" for … Continue reading Dating and Diabetes? Let the GIFs explain it all.
It’s okay to not be okay. Breathe. Say it again. It’s okay to not be okay. Breathe. Say it out loud- I’m not okay. But it’s okay to not be okay. Because how do you move forward… if you don’t even admit the truth? It’s okay to not be okay. Social norms say no- but … Continue reading Give Yourself Some Credit- It’s Okay to ‘Not be Okay’