Monday, November 14, 2011

What A Difference A Year Makes

Today is World Diabetes Day. And if you're reading this, then you likely already know it.

Image credit IDF

For me, today means a lot of things. It means that I am all decked out in blue. It means that some of my coworkers are also sporting blue. It means that I feel connected to people with diabetes worldwide. This is
our day.

Today also reminds me where I was one year ago. One year ago today, I had only discovered the DOC a few weeks before. I joined Juvenation. C is the very first person in the DOC I ever talked to. She messaged me to welcome me, and the rest, as they say, is history.

I also met Kim through Juvenation. Hers and C's were the first blogs I ever read. And only through their encouragement did I dare to start my own blog and join twitter. And I feel incredibly blessed to be able to
call both these ladies my friends.

One year ago today, I wore blue. I didn't tweet, I didn't blog, and I wasn't FB friends with anyone from the DOC. But I wore blue.

Today, I am wearing blue again. And I am proud to be a part of the family that is the DOC. Thank you all for changing my life.

What a difference a year makes.


  1. And what a year it has been... So glad you found your way into this crazy little online community we all share. So happy you made the dive in, and what an adventure it will be seeing where we all end up in 2012!!!

  2. And I'll just say, "Thank *you*!!" It's been great having you as an online and IRL friend.

  3. Wow! A year?

    I am feeling extra thankful for C and Kim today! I can't imagine life now without all of us being friends! I'm glad they brought you in!

  4. Love you to pieces, and I'm so glad we are friends. The DOC wouldn't be the same without you! And neither would I.

  5. I can't believe it's only a year Jess. The DOC is a warmer, fuzzier and generally groovier place with you in it.

  6. aw, what an incredibly lovely post! happy kinda anniversary! :)