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Running Out of Time

Since I know that I am not the only one with this problem, I think we should start a real petition, one to add more time to the day. You may have noticed that I have only posted here a few times over the last several months. There are multiple reasons as to why I have not been around here and only one is diabetes related.

As I mentioned in my last post, Amanda and I are expecting our first child next year. A lot of the “extra” time that I’ve had, has gone to doing research and reading on pregnancy, effects of diabetes when the father has diabetes, breastfeed or not to breastfeed, studies on children who only the father had type one, etc.

I’ve been growing my business to a level that has taken up nearly 90% of my day while I am awake. I would love for my wife to be able to stay at home with our child, so I am making relationships and partnerships to help that happen.

Here is the diabetes reason. I needed a break and I just had enough. Not with diabetes, but with keeping up with everything going on in the DOC. I absolutely love all of the amazing things that the DOC is creating and the initiatives that have been started. But I just couldn’t do it anymore. I was spreading myself too thin and I felt like I couldn’t be an advocate if I was only doing it with my 1% of my effort (the remaining 10% after the 90% my business is taking up).

It was beginning to feel like everyday I was waking up there were 2-3 new programs, campaigns, hashtags, initiatives that I was seeing or being requested to promote or advocate for and I just couldn’t keep up. I couldn’t do it all. I tried and I became exhausted, overwhelmed and just felt that I needed a complete break.

As I ease myself back into it, and not sure if Diabetes Awareness Month was the right time to jump back in to see what campaigns and initiatives are active and figure out what I want to put my effort into.