Thursday, November 09, 2006

Within the past three years

Within the past three years I’ve…

Moved to a new city

Discovered a career I enjoy

Gotten into heated debates about important things and irrational arguments over the inconsequential

Received a promotion


Watched my nephew grow

Became close friends with my brother who was also my roommate for 2.5 of those years

Learned to drive a stick shift

Met a man that I care for deeply

Applied for a graduate program and been accepted

Made friends that I’ll have for life


Brewed 8 batches of homebrew (silly, but I’m so proud)

Held my hand on my sister’s belly, hoping to feel her second baby kick

Become a runner (of sorts)


Been comforted

Watched the events of the world unfold and done my best to make a difference

Celebrated weddings with old friends and new

Been hopeful

Within the past three years I’ve lived with type 1 diabetes. Here’s to the day that I can put down a finite number of years I’ve lived with this disease.


At 7:12 AM, Blogger Sandra Miller said...


Sounds like a wonderful three years. :-)

And oh yes, here's to that day...

At 8:45 AM, Blogger Kassie said...

hear hear!

At 8:56 AM, Blogger Shannon said...

It's wonderful to see you leading a full life with diabetes. Apparently it hasn't slowed you down a bit! :)

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Kerri. said...

Great post, Tek. It's not so much about diabetes as it is about LIFE. And you do a hell of a job living it. Well done. :)

... and did you name your HomeBrew?

At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like the idea behind this, conveying that life doesn't stop being fulfilling after a chronic condition. We can accomplish amazing things without diabetes, and we can accomplish amazing things with diabetes as well.

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Scott K. Johnson said...

Great post Tek!

At 8:10 AM, Anonymous Katrina in NZ said...

Oh yeah, totally agree on the 'finite days' sentiment! (...she says, as she dials up yet another correction bolus... LOL ;-)

All the best to you!

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