New year, new me.

I’ve never been much of a resolutions girl. I thought it seemed silly to willingly set myself up for failure. Every year I would set these incredibly ambitious and somewhat impossible goals and every year I’d find myself with a list of unfinished tasks, ideas, hopes and dreams.

Instead I just live.

I go through the year living life. Remembering to laugh and smile. Reminding myself to relax more and not be so obsessed with the cleaning. I go through each day thankful and ready for anything. Then, at the end of the year I see what I’ve accomplished. Because if you’re living your life to the fullest and never missing an opportunity to learn and grow then I bet you have quite a few things to be proud of at the end of the year.

After some careful thought here’s what I came up with for my 2014.

At the beginning of 2014 I was tired of my diabetes making me feel icky and I was tired of ignoring my health. I was managing here and there but I wasn’t taking charge. So I sought out an endocrinologist and began using a dexcom (CGM or Continuous Glucose Monitor) I also took a scary jump into the world of insulin pumping. I knew that if I was going to take my life and health seriously I’d need the right tools for me. I’m happy to report that my diabetes has become a tamed, somewhat annoying, but tamed beast. My A1c hasn’t been higher than a 6.2 (that’s with pregnancy) and my everyday numbers have been better than I could ever have imagined. I’m proud of myself and can now say that if I can do it so can you.

Another exciting adventure was work. I was officially hired on in January after the Christmas season was over with and it thrills me that a year later I am still working hard and showing what a team player I am. I thought juggling work with diabetes management and home life would end my sanity but it hasn’t been bad at all. (My husband gets a shout out for all his help)

In March of 2014 I found out I was expecting baby number two. This excited and scared the heck out of me. Pregnancy with my first was far from prefect and I felt like I’d be tempting fate. I had just started on the pump and wasn’t sure how things would go. I worried constantly about my blood sugars and how my numbers affected him. I couldn’t wait for delivery day because it meant he was free from the complications my disease could cause him. I’m excited to say that my little man is now two months old and bringing my little family so much joy.

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There were truly so many beautiful events that took place last year that I felt overwhelmed with love when the ball dropped welcoming 2015. I know that if this new year is half as good as 2014 was then I’ll still have so much to be thankful for at the end of the year.

I hope to continuing kicking diabetes butt and just enjoying life with my wonderful family and friends.

Continue wearing those smiles everyone. :)

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