Optimistic for 2018

Hello! I feel like it’s been so long since I last wrote a blog post, but it was only last week! It seems like much longer. This year is going quickly already! I hope 2018 is starting off well for you all. I’ve definitely been having a busy time and have some great news to share too. It may not be career or Diabetes news, but life news all the same. Bobby and I are moving into a flat of our own next month! Hurrah! Finally we are moving into our own place and having more space for ourselves. We couldn’t be more excited! We had spent a little bit of time over the festive period having a browse online at various properties to rent and our little flat was confirmed for us yesterday! It’s not too far from where we live now and it means I can stay at my wonderful doctors surgery, which is obviously something that’s very important to me. It’s so hard to find the right doctors and mine are brilliant, so keeping that part of my life stable and consistent is definitely preferable! We are going to be spending a bit more money than we are used to in terms of the actual move itself, agency fees, rent and furniture but it will all be worth it in the end. Currently we’ve been bickering a bit more than usual as we are getting on top of each other in our room filled with all of our belongings. It’s definitely the right time for us to be moving now and it’s a great way to start off 2018!

I can also say that my blog is officially now mine! I upgraded my blog site to a premium level so my blog is now http://www.diabetesandtheactor.com. I am so pleased to have made this decision for the new year and it will help me to progress on with my blog writing and what I can achieve through my blog too! Watch this space!

Since coming back from the Christmas period, managing my Diabetes has been a bit harder than I would have liked. Christmas was a very difficult time for me to keep my blood sugar levels in target and I’m only just managing to get them back into a stable range. It’s so difficult! All the drinking and eating really did pull my levels up, but hopefully things are starting to balance themselves back out now. It’s so important for me to get them back to my target levels as I want to be the best I can be and blood sugar levels all over the shop really don’t help. One of my goals for 2018 is to lower my HBA1c result, so getting my levels back in check is extremely important to help me to achieve that.

This year getting a FreeStyle Libre is also something I want to be trying out, so hopefully at my next Diabetes appointment I will be able to discuss that. I’ve heard really great things (as I have previously mentioned) and I really can’t wait to start saving my poor fingers from all the testing!

I feel like this year is definitely going to be a good one. I’ve written myself a list of things that I want to achieve over the year and I definitely think they are very attainable! I think it’s a great way to start the year off by setting yourself goals as then you always have something to focus on and work towards and personally I find that very rewarding. Moving house was on my list of goals to achieve and I can cross that one off when we move next month! Tick!

On another note, I want to draw upon some huge girl power that has been spreading across social media over the last few weeks. #TIMESUP

Time's Up

To make things a bit clearer for you:
“Powered by women, TIME’S UP addresses the systemic inequality and injustice in the workplace that have kept underrepresented groups from reaching their full potential. We partner with leading advocates for equality and safety to improve laws, employment agreements, and corporate policies; help change the face of corporate boardrooms and the C-suite; and enable more women and men to access our legal system to hold wrongdoers accountable.”

It is about time for things to change for women (and men) across all industries. With everything that went down at the end of last year in connection to the scum that is Harvey Weinstein more and more women and men are beginning to gain the strength and courage to speak out about their own experiences. We want these voices to be heard, believed and respected and for something to be done about this behaviour in all industries. It’s disgraceful that power moguls, high flyers and even the average Joe seem to think they can overrule, overpower and abuse other men and women in the workplace. It’s 2018 and this is still happening. Time’s Up and things are going to change. I think it’s phenomenal that people are standing together to make this change. What a powerful act. You can read more about Time’s Up here: https://www.timesupnow.com/

Like I said, I do feel like 2018 will be a great year. 2017 left us with so much to deal with and so much negativity that 2018 just can’t be the same. Things will get better. Things are going to change.

 

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