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Tuesday
May122015

Diabetes Blog Week Day 2 - Keep it to Yourself

Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see.  What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet?  Or from your family and friends?  Why is it important to keep it to yourself?  (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone.  There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects.  Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won't tell them.)


Having a difficult time writing this post may be a good reminder that some things should be kept private! I can not honestly think of anything I do not talk about.

When I started this blog I did so with the hopes of helping others to never feel alone. The way I feel I can do that is by sharing all of my life thinking someone somewhere will identify with my posts and feel connected. In doing so my troubles, issues, failures have purpose and make me feel better about the mistakes I may have made in life. 

If someone can learn from my misshaps then so be it! 

There have been times I have written posts, read them, deleteted them, and had to rewrite them. Sometimes I have gone through that cycle a few times before I decide to publish them no matter what. 

My family and friends have always been pretty understanding of my posts since I write like I talk. I am willing to talk about all aspects of my life with almost anyone. I should keep more secrets and be a little more selective about what I share but I just cannot do it. 

Wearing my heart on my sleeve is one of the things I like most about myself. Sure it makes me a wuss in some peoples minds and I know I cry about almost anything emotional but I don't see it as a weakness. It is who I am and I cannot change it. Nor do I want to.

My faith, complications, fears, dreams, desires, goals, failures, needs, all of it I share here. I guess I do bad job of keeping it to myself. 

But for me, it works. 

 

Reader Comments (6)

Well said!

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelley

You are awesome and I love your blog posts.They do help me (and many more) feel not alone!!

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHeidi

Thumbs up!

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAlecia

I am with you - I talk about every thing! I had to do the wildcard today because I didn't have anything that I didn't share.

May 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Booth

Me too. Absolutely.

May 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterStephenS

You know what, G-$? It is your absolute open honesty that we all love. To know that I'm not alone because I also experience something you've talked about is part of what makes what we do so special. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with the world.

July 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterScott K. Johnson

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