Diabetes Blog Week (Late): Mantra Me.
I missed the end of Diabetes Blog Week, but I loved the prompts and still have ideas trickling in here and there. So better late than never!
I don’t like catch phrases. (Forgiiiiiiiive me, especially since I just used a trite turn of phrase up there with the whole “better late than never” thing. Turn the other cheek, please.) I especially don’t like catch phrases that rhyme because I immediately lose focus on the meaning of the words and instead say “Rhyme time, rhyme time” over and over in my head, which is distracting. (However, I do have a soft spot for “Test, don’t Guess” because it’s both good advice and fun to yell.)
But this still works for me:
It’s not my favorite sentence or blog post, but it is a sentiment that still applies, a decade after blogging and almost three decades after diagnosis. Contrary to how my blog might portray my life, I don’t think about diabetes every moment of the day. But diabetes does influence many of the decisions I make throughout the day, like what giant purse I bring, or what kind of breakfast I have, or what sort of exercise I do. Or how I feel about certain things at certain times.
It’s not a back burner, but more like a crock pot that’s always on simmer. So long as it doesn’t burn the house down, I’m fine with that.
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Today‘s (well, technically last week’s) prompt: If you have been blogging for a while, what is your favorite sentence or blogpost that you have ever written? Is it diabetes related or just life related? If you are a new blogger and don’t have a favorite yet, tell us what motivated you to start sharing your story by writing a blog? (Thank you Laddie of Test Guess and Go for suggesting this topic.) Be sure to check out the posts from Diabetes Blog Week!