Things I’m currently lovin’ as of

June 2019

I’m grateful for…

I’VE SAID IT BEFORE AND I’LL SAY IT AGAIN: THE COMMUNITY! I just spent the first weekend in June in San Diego with some of the most hilarious, strong, compassionate group of people. The best part is that everyone was a Type 1 Diabetic. We checked on each other’s sugars, helped with injections and just created this safe space for everyone.

I am so grateful to be part of this community. I am also grateful to have been a part of my friend, David’s, art exhibit in Riverside, CA. David (@type1livabetic) photographed Type 1 Diabetics (dogs included) to create the inVISIBLE project. He snapped some photos of me in February at Disneyland and I made it into his book! So grateful and so proud of him.

I’m reading…

Pet Semetary by Stephen King! Whoa, this baby is creeeeeepy. I burnt through half of the book in TWO days which is nutzo for me (a very slow reader).

This was the King novel that he actually put away for years before pulling it out to fulfill his contract with a publishing company. He definitely had a right to question himself for writing this novel by asking if he had gone too far.

Last book I read: The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami

I’m watching…

EUPHORIA; This show is intense and triggering. But in a very real way. Focused on high schoolers, the show addresses addiction, sex, and abuse along with a long array of other struggles high schoolers might face. The show is done is a very HBO-artsy way which makes it captivating and Zendaya is absolutely phenomenal as the lead character.

This show can definitely be a trigger for many with the issues they touch on but I find it to be a really beautiful production!

I’m proud of…

Being accepted into the University of Alabama Distance program for Food and Nutrition! I have been trudging a long through the pre-requisites for this program for some time now and finally feel like I MADE IT.

I was doubting myself for awhile about my future. I didn’t think I’d be able to make it into school to be a Registered Dietitian and was expecting to have to change my career path even though I really didn’t want it to come down to that. That’s in the past. I’m on my way!

I’m listening to…

I’m snacking on…

Medjool dates stuffed with almond butter have been the focus of my day dreams lately! Unfortunately they carry a hefty load of carbohydrates (some fiber which is neat) but also some solid sugar. At least it’s natural right?

I like to have one if I see I’m trending lower or lingering around 70 mg/dL. The carbohydrates don’t hit me too quickly, possibly in part due to the almond butter! A great dessert alternative to cure that sweet tooth.