Friday, November 24, 2006

A bit more about me

I've just started this blog today so would like to say hello to everyone who happened to view this page and welcome to do it more often. I will try to update it as much as possible.

The idea behind starting this blog was the ability to share with people who can really understand and relate to the daily adventures of a life with diabetes, type 1. I have had type 1 since I was 9, so I pretty much don't remember what it's like to live without diabetes and not start your day with measuring your BG, that tiny number on a little screen that can set your mood for the whole day ahead. I can't imagine actually what it's like to live without a diabetes, but I definitely know what it's like to live with one. I have a positive view on it and consider it more as a lifestyle than an illness, but oh boy, what a tough life it is to live. And even though I made my peace with it, the question: "why me?" is permanently tattooed inside my head.

Sometimes the will is so strong to give up and sometimes it seems like nothing and that I can conquer mountains. But I do wish there were possibilities of vacations or at least of days off, hell, a coffee-break would be nice. No one applies for this job, at least I didn't. It's definitely not something I would wish for, but the truth is diabetes is so much a part of me, a part of who I am, that if it was suddenly gone, i would actually miss it. That strict self-discipline, that on-going project, continuous challenges, the enormous satisfaction of each winning and achievement. I might complain sometimes, ok, may be even more often, but I like handling it, the best I can of course.

Ok, so this was more about my diabetes, rather than about me, so here a bit about me.

I left home when I was 16, so right after I finished high-school. No not left in terms of moved to a student dorm a couple of blocks away from home, no I moved countries. I was born and lived the first 16 years of my life in Siberia and I moved to Europe to get the university education there. Since then, I've been living in 4 different countries over the last 7 years, graduated with a diploma in Marketing, have done various internships and now am enjoying my first job for almost a year. I finally settled down in the Netherlands and am busy now with building up my life here. I enjoy many things in life and try to enjoy each day as the last. I have many dreams and ambitions. I like to explore and learn new things. I loooove reading. What else? Well many things, but I will bore you with them later on.

1 comment:

mel said...

Welcome Sasha!

This post reminded me of one I wrote recently about days off and vacation time (from D) and my most recent one about how as diabetics we just need to get it done, whether we want to or not. Ugh! I know how you feel. It's tough to keep a positive attitude, but I'm delighted to see that you're trying!