I’m traveling to the Friends for Life Conference in Orlando this week. I’m looking forward to it with excitement this year as opposed to the trepidation from last year.
To be honest with you, I don’t feel that I really participated or benefited as much as I could have without that trepidation, yet it was a rewarding enough experience to want to do it all over again. I think I was still not quite “comfortable enough in my own skin” to really want to truly participate, so we’ll see how this all progresses.
I’ve caught up with some some old friends, made a few new ones. I even spent a few hours last night to just sit by myself, watch some bad tv and browse some on the web. I hate to say that Morpheus was right, again, but she was. I needed sometime totally to myself where I wasn’t either responsible to or responsible for someone else.
I knew that I needed some decompression, but after just 24 hours I am starting to realize how much I truly did need it. I’m going to have to work these types of things in more somehow and I’ll probably write a more detailed account of this later, I would think that it would apply to any long-term caregiver
I really haven’t written much the past few weeks, there’s really been quite a bit of emotional turmoil (normal life hooey) and therapy has started touching on things that go past the diabetes baggage of shame and failure… things that involve other people in my life and I will probably never blog publicly about, tho I have chatted with a few friends here about..
Well that’s enough for now… have a great week!
Disclaimer: I personally paid for all expenses involved in attending Friends For Life, including plane tickets, registration, hotel, and food. I was not asked to blog about the event, and all opinions are my own.
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