There are days when you wonder, "why do I do this? Am I past my best before date? Should I shut everything down and disappear into the wood work? Have I had my last hurrah?"
As I kept this stuff going, there were some seriously low times in my life. There were okay times in my life and there were some great times in my life. Doing this "stuff" was an outlet. It made me feel like maybe I was doing something and helping someone. I receive phone calls and emails that let me know that I was helping someone and I did make a difference. They kept me going but there always is that little voice that says "Go and get a real job. You don't matter any more. Get on with life and let the next generation of diabetes advocates have at it."
Yesterday was a five star day that should hopefully quell that voice for more than a few days. I received an interesting email from a lady and it took me a little off guard. Her grand-daughter was having a baby shower and instead of a gift had asked that she support http://www.diabetesadvocacy.com/ by purchasing something from the online store. I had once had a woman want to incorporate diabetes awareness into her wedding but this was even more personal. It was addressed to me. The young lady appreciated what the website has to offer and wanted to do what she could to support its continued existence. It truly touched me.