I feel like I am making progress at being “One Sophie” — I remember a time where I would proudly tell you that I had three Sophies — work, home, and family. While at the time I felt it was efficient, it left me feeling stretched thin, and accountable to no one. I was drifting. looking for something, but I didn’t even know what I was looking for. I have done so much work in the past two years to meet myself where I was/am at and progress from there in the direction of being my best self. I am proud of the work I have done, I am proud of the direction I’m heading. I know this may not sound diabetes related from the start, but really it is… being my best self, as it is possible each day, helps me see clearly through the anger and denial to help me continue to do the tactical things that keep me well, even when I resent it with every fiber of my being. My best self helps me to always behave toward others as I wish to be treated, and to think beyond my quick fuse temper and tongue. I am so thankful for the progress that I have made, and I am even more thankful for the journey that has brought me here and my path yet to come. I never thought I would be able to say/type those words.