New Year with Diabetes : Striving for _______ in 2013.
This is the topic for this month's #DSMA Blog Carnival. When I saw the topic I spent some time thinking about what I want to do this year in regards to diabetes. My first thoughts were about specifically health related things. Perhaps trying to lower my A1c? Exercising more (or at all)? Eating healthier? Avoiding things I know make my blood sugar spike? There are so many things I could strive for, but in truth most of these things are things I work toward at some point in every year.
Then I started thinking about the advocacy part of diabetes. Truth be known, my blogging has decreased, my active online presence has drifted from nearly non-existent to semi-active. I want to change these things. So I have a few major goals for 2013. I won't call them "resolutions" because I never seem to keep those. Instead, they'll just stay goals. I'll work toward them steadily and if I reach them in 2013, that will be amazing. If not, I'll keep at it until I get there.
First off, I'd like to get back into active tweeting on my diabetes twitter account. I feel like I've slacked, and I miss my friends.
Secondly, I want to make a goal to blog at least once a week for this blog. That means 52 blog posts in 2013. I want to make this happen.
Next, I want to make it a goal to read (and comment) on more blogs. I have slacked on my reading of blogs, and I want that back. It's how I keep in touch with what's happening in the D-OC and I need to get back to that.
And finally, I want to become more active locally in diabetes advocacy. There is so little that goes on in my area, and I feel a need to get people together. Living in a rural area makes it hard to find people who are willing to get together, but I think it's possible. And I want to make this happen.
So these are my goals for 2013. I hope to reach them soon, and feel more than free to slap me around if I look like I'm not doing them. I give you permission. :)