This is less diabetes related, but here you go… I have recently begun participating in a book club. Our first book was Wild by Cheryl Strayed. I have been less than enthused. I found it whiney and slow, overall I was not impressed. I appreciated her raw and open description of her past, relating with the need to objectively recognize and move on from past digressions, but overall I was not a fan. Our book club met this past week to discuss the first half, even with the discussion, I was still unimpressed, but I was reminded that Cheryl Strayed was also the author of the Dear Sugar Blog. Today I looked up the blog again and I found something fantastic — this entry spoke to me so directly all I could do was cry. Whether your journey includes alcoholism, abuse, and tragedy, diabetes or any other breed of challenge — you will be able to relate to this story. Today, it gave me the ability to see how far I have come, what I have accomplished, and why today is better than yesterday — instead of all the work I have to do tomorrow and in the future. For one moment it brought me to the present to reflect on the past, and for that, today, I am grateful.
*I have committed to persevere and finish Wild — if the blog post was that good, I bet Sugar/Cheryl has something up her sleeve for the remainder of the book