What is this thing called a WordPress dashboard that I just logged into? Luckily my password was saved in Firefox or I may have not remembered what the password was. Hello everybody again. It has been a while since my last blog post and that was a decision that I made several weeks ago. I was beginning to spread myself too thin between a million different projects that I had going on, plus my personal life was very busy as well. I just got back from a nice trip back north and have some good things to talk about.
First, I had decided to go to the 140 Conference in New York, so since I was going up there I may as well make a trip out of it and visit family. I flew into Allentown on Saturday and spent 2 days in PA with my family before taking the bus up to NYC for a few days. NYC was awesome! I have been there before, but only stayed over night there one time. This was Amanda’s second time in NYC and first time staying over night, so she was beyond excited. I think the million photos and over 20 minutes of Flip cam video we have proves that. I just finished editing the video last night to make a 15 minute movie, so I will cut down some of that into clips and post online soon.
I went to NYC with only 3 testing strips, more on that in tomorrow’s post. On Wednesday, we took a bus back home and it was more time with the family until this past Saturday when we had to fly back home. Anytime I go up north and see family, it really puts things into a totally different perspective for me. Down here in Florida I am constantly on the go, whether it is writing 5 blog posts right after each other, then jumping into Photoshop, then heading to Starbucks for a meeting, then desiging a new web page and before you know it, it’s 2:00 a.m. Up there, everything slows down. I only check mail a few times throughout the day on my phone, if it’s not an emergency, then it can wait. Seeing my 5-month old niece for only the 2nd time since she was born is a bittersweet moment as well. It’s great to see her, but also realize how much you miss by living down here.
Then comes the diabetes part. Every family member that I visit is asking me about my diabetes and sometimes I wish I just had a recorder to give the same answer to everybody. But all in all, it is good to be back, mainly because I don’t receive paychecks up north, ha. And I’m back to getting up at 7 and starting my new diet (going to beach in July with parents and brother’s family, so I can’t weigh more than my brother!).
Have a great Monday everybody and I look forward to talking with you all on Twitter again.