January DSMA Blog Carnival

The prompt for the January DSMA Blog Carnival is “New Year with Diabetes : Striving for _______ in 2013! where we are asked to share what we are looking forward to striving towards this year.

My word to fill in this blank is “balance” as I plan to strive for balance in my life. I feel like I have a constantly fast paced life and I want to be more intentional of realigning my priorities, taking time to build memories with those I love, and most importantly to take the time to take care of myself spiritually, physically, and emotionally. I want to learn to be present in the moment so I am able to truly take in all that life has to offer. I want to choose one thing to focus on at a time and truly enjoy it, from date nights to work to relaxing by the TV. I don’t want priorities to conflict or to take place of one another when they shouldn’t, and I want to be aware of when this occurs. It tends to get so easy sometimes to just go with the flow and I don’t want to do that. So this year I am going to strive for balance, and even though I know it’s going to be hard, at least I am going to try! And that is the best place to start.

“This post is my January entry in the DSMA Blog Carnival. If you’d like to participate too, you can get all of the information at http://diabetessocmed.com/2013/january-dsma-blog-carnival-2/


5 Responses to “January DSMA Blog Carnival”

  1. Karen
    January 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm #

    Balance is a terrific thing to strive for – I’m sure we could all use a little more balance in our lives. :)

  2. Amanda Bauer
    January 23, 2013 at 12:39 am #

    Hi Naomi I just purchased your book Sugar Free Me, I absolutely love it and haven’t been able to put it down since it came in the mail this afternoon! Since I started reading it I have been trying to decide how on earth would I be able to get in touch with you so I am hoping this does the trick! I have had diabetes for 8 years and has struggled with it for almost all of that time I recently to passed year and a half have gotten really involved with JDRF and CDN(college diabetes network) I also started my own diabetes support group with a diabetic friend of mine and then went as far as to start one for younger kids as well! Me and Anne my diabetic friend have also recently been chosen to star in a documentary on type 1 diabetes called diabetes co-stars with Elizabeth Perkins! Your book has been extremely inspiring to me so far and I would really love a chance to chat with you!

  3. Naomi
    January 24, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Karen, I agree! I hope you having a great year so far. Thanks for your comment!

    Amanda, what a sweet comment! I got your message and email address at work today so will write you as soon as I have a moment. I really appreciate your kind words and am looking forward to connecting with you!

  4. Amanda Bauer
    January 25, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Thank you so much I look forward to hearing from you! =]


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