Sunday, January 1, 2012

2012 ~ No More Coasting



It just doesn't seem possible that it's the year two thousand twelve!

Wasn't it just yesterday that we were all expecting our computers to freak out and turn the world back to 1900?  Seriously?!?!

And wasn't it just yesterday that it didn't seem possible that a decade had gone by and we were in the 1990s?

Among the fireworks and toasts and celebrations of this new year, I find myself longing for a quiet place to reflect.

A place to escape from the constant barrage of numbers and thoughts and decisions that I have to make sense of to keep my Bean alive, healthy, and 'normal.'

I've been coasting lately.  Just kinda going with the D-flow and taking the numbers as they come instead of digging in with the oars and navigating this class 5 rapids D-river.

I need to start logging BGs and carbs again.  Need to pay more attention and make more adjustments and focus on getting those Wilma (Bean's dexcom) graphs less like mountain peaks and more like rolling hills and plains.

There are other things that need less coasting and more oaring in my life.

Me, for starters.  I need to pay more attention to me.  Not in a selfish, 'I'm more important' kind of way.  But in a 'I need to take care of me so I can offer a better to those I love' sort of way.

So, here's to making 2012 (seriously, can it really be 2012?!?!) a year of active oaring. 
Of taking control and navigating the route instead of having life or D or whatever push me along.

God has the route all planned, I just need to pick up the oars and trust His map to lead me through all the rapids that this year has in store.


  1. Totally grabbing an oar with ya! I was just thinking the same thing today...I need to stop taking the ugle BG #'s as they come and dig deep and make a stronger effort to get things consistant again. LOVE this post! I wish you success in taking care of YOU as well!!

  2. Love your post :)
    I can't believe how fast time is flying by either!! God sure is in control and has plans for us.. You are a great mom and pancreas..You are going to be one tough "rower". D better lookout!! Love and prayers..

  3. me too! I'm right there with you.

  4. Hard to stay on top of your form when you are tired. Getting those naps when you can is key to being alert enough to take the best care of your child. I am glad you are putting yourself first in that regard, taking care of yourself so you can take better care of Type 1. If you can just catch up with your sleep, even catnaps, the rest will fall into place. Housework may need to take a back seat sometimes. You are on the right track.

  5. I've coasted my way to 50 extra pounds! EEK!!!! Hoping to find a way to go with the flow :)

    Happy 2012!

  6. Oh Denise---me too! I need to make taking care of myself a priority. I am so very bad about this. And I can tell it's catching up with me. Maybe we can encourage each other in this area...

  7. So well said. :) Hard to strike that balance between jumping on the BGs and knowing when a (nearly) full night's sleep is more important! Rooting for you! - we're aiming for that balance this year, too. Happy new year!

  8. A very timely post for me as I am just back from meeting with a friend where we discussed our plans for this year and my main focus (obviously aside from keeping the sprog alive!) is me and my health. I am using a book called Your Best Year Yet to help me actually achieve something this year. I'll let you know if it works! It is a good sign that you want this, sometimes leaving ourselves to last makes sense but there comes a time when we realise that we need to be kinder to ourselves. I wish you luck and success in this and am holding your cyber hand all the way. xxx

  9. Sounds like there's a common thread here for all of us. Yours is nice and eloquent, I believe I made the resolution to to take the path of least resistance. Which essentially is the same thing, just articulated much better by you. Hope muffinmoon shares her opinion from the book she's reading, sounds interesting. Good luck all, and stay the coarse.


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