2022 will be here in a few short days and the prospect makes my head spin. Where did 2021 go?!
As we approach the new year, I’m feeling several different emotions – the most prevalent one being gratitude.
Amid all the chaos of the past year that was filled with so many literal and figurative highs and lows, I can’t help but feel grateful for the many people and experiences that kept me calm in the storm. My family, my boyfriend, my friends, my dogs. The roof over my head. The opportunity to start a new job at a diabetes organization, which in turn reunited me with old friends and helped me make new ones. The chance to travel across the country and go on several weekend trips to closer-by destinations. And as often as I gripe about having so little time to myself, I’m also grateful to have such a jam-packed schedule that keeps my both my mind and body active and well.
With everything in the world feeling uncertain lately (oh, how unnervingly familiar it feels to merely say that), it’s helpful to remind myself of these things that make life so rich for me. I’m looking forward to carrying this reminder into 2022 with me and likewise, I can’t wait to continue connecting with the greater diabetes community in the coming year.
Happy New Year, Cactus Huggers – may you be healthy, well, and happy in 2022 and beyond!
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On June 21, I will have had diabetes for 48 years. Far more than I ever deserved and yet less than I would like. 48 years. My mom lived 23 years, my aunt 3. I am truly blessed beyond belief.