Friday, January 6, 2012

Thank You Doesn't Feel Like Enough

I hardly even know what to say.

One year ago today (with some serious encouragement from Kim and C), I both started this blog and joined Twitter.  I never could have imagined how much my life would change.

I am in such a better place now.  My emotional and mental health is better, and I'm doing my best to take care of my diabetes.  I wasn't doing that before.  All of this is thanks to you, Diabetes Online Community.

Thank you doesn't feel like enough.

You all have completely changed my life forever.  There just aren't words to describe it.  But that's the great thing--I know you understand exactly what I mean.

And I also want to thank my husband (I love you, babe!), my family, and non-DOC friends.  Thank you for supporting me, for putting up with my being overly attached to my smartphone, and for not thinking I'm crazy.  I love you, and thank you.

And that's about all I've got!  For a blogger, I'm running out of words.

And now, a recap of the past year, because I can't think of anything else to say (meme borrowed from Kerri)...

The Best of Intentions...
"So, this is not how I pictured my first D blog post going..."

"Those of us in the DOC have been dealing with the recent loss of six PWDs (people with diabetes) around the world for the last few weeks..."

"I wasn't expecting to feel so emotional about all of this..."

"Once upon a time, there lived a girl who felt alone..."

"I could write a whole book on what I've learned from the DOC since I found you all in November..."

"So I finally did it..."

"There are so, so many things from Friends For Life I want to tell you about..."

"As I posted about last week, Saturday the 13th was my diaversary..."

"I dedicate this post to my friend George..."

"So there was too much going on in my brain to write another post about Simonpalooza, so I decided to vlog it..."

"So yesterday afternoon, I had my second appointment with my mental health professional..."

"So this post has nothing to do with diabetes, and yet everything to do with it..."

Thanks for reading, commenting, tweeting, and being your wonderful supportive selves.  Thank you, DOC.  I love you all! :)


  1. Congrats on the first year! I'm looking forward to the next one :)

  2. Wow! Only a year? I feel like we've 'known' each other for years! I have to say that you must be one of the nicest people I've (never) met :)

  3. a whole year and still going strong! congrats! hope the next one brings many more wonderful times! love ya friend!

  4. Happy One Year! I feel the exact same way :)

  5. Happy first Blogaversary!!! I'm so glad to have met you - both on-line and IRL. I can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year!

  6. Happy Blogaversary and twittteraversary? Lol happy!!!

    I hope you will be at FFL this year........that's all I'm saying =)


  7. I love you like crazy and so thankful to call you friend! Thank you for blogging, for sharing and for, well, just being awesome! Sending lots of love your way! (And I want Reeses cookie!) ;) Muah!

  8. Jess, first happy blogoviarsary! All I can possibly say is that you are an incredible person and I'm truly honored to not only know you online, but to have the privilege of having met you and your awesome husband. You've made a difference in my own life just by sharing your story, and that is an irreplaceable thing. Just as you say your life is better for having DOC members in it, well my life is better for having you a part of it. Thanks for what you do, and I'll look forward to hanging out again (and hopefully talking more!) down the road.

  9. happy blogaversary! thanks for the trip down memory lane, those were some great posts. all the best to you in 2012! :)

  10. A year and I'm in both pictures :)