Diabetes Blog Week: Find A Friend
It seems the most popular thing about Diabetes Blog Week is that it helps us find blogs we weren’t reading yet and connect with some new blog friends. With that in mind, let’s kick off Diabetes Blog Week by making some new connections. Think about the d-blogs you read that you think we may not know about and introduce us to one that you love!! Let’s all find a new friend today! (Special thanks to Gina, everybody’s Diabetes BFF, for helping me title this post!)
Soooo, I have a bad problem. I’m obsessed with British things. Not all British things but accents, fashion, and boy bands name a few. Alright, I’ll say it. I @#$%^*! love One Direction… Judge away, it’s okay, because my family members already do. And there’s one Brit who I absolutely adore; Holly from Diabetes Days.
I’ve known Holly for about a year now (maybe more) and the more I talk to her, the more I want to pack up my things and move to England. She’s a pure sweetheart and she loves Taylor Swift, which gets points from me. Her posts are brilliant, she says it like it is and how it is.
When I first joined the blogging world and the DOC I have to admit one of the things that terrified me was connecting with other people my age; sounds funny with a blog name like mine, no? My goal was to be a source of information, advocacy and support (to quote DSMA), especially to those my age. But I was absolutely terrified that I wouldn’t be able to connect with these kids; that even though we had this one similar thing, we were too different in other ways. I’ve had the pleasure through this experience to meet many wonderful diabetic teenagers; strong almost-but-not-yet adults who wanted to connect with people their own age. There are teens I have NOTHING in common with besides Diabetes, but we still manage to talk, and that’s an amazing feeling.
But one thing I never thought I would be doing was talking to someone about 4000 miles away from me. Sure, we share our common love for Taylor Swift and Darren Criss; but when we get the chance to talk we do so about much more than that. Recently, I learned she is on her way to becoming a nurse and I couldn’t be more ecstatic for her; she really has a wonderful future in whatever she does and I hope that future also holds her blog, because her posts are amazing, funny, strong, opinionated, and welcoming; to not only diabetics but everyone who wants to learn about what its like to be a teenager with type 1 diabetes.
So without further ado, the friend I’d like you to find, Holly.
PS. It’s also totally okay if you read her posts in Harry Potter tone, no one will judge.