I was halfway home

I had a low blood sugar this morning.

I was biking home in the rain from a friend’s house when it happened. My friend lives 10km from my house, about a 40 minute bike ride. I was halfway home.

I felt it coming on, of course. The world got a bit more spinny, my body felt like it was floating and sinking simultaneously. I pedaled on, trying to find a sheltered spot to stop, thinking back on what had gone wrong this morning, what could have led to this. It was obvious, I did a lot of things wrong diabetes-wise this morning. Some mornings, you just do a lot of things wrong, you know?

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What I’ve Been Doing Instead of Blogging

Something funny has happened both times I’ve moved abroad: I become way more active online, especially with social media. Partly it has to do with the fact that I’m visiting a lot of really cool places that I want to share. But even more than that, it’s for myself… it is the easiest way to feel like I’m still connected to everyone at home. I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook which is 90% hate and 10% appreciation for Facebook Messenger because that is how I often communicate overseas. Social media makes me feel like I’m still keeping in touch with people, even when I barely am. It makes me feel involved, even when I’m a billion miles away.

Blogging does too, but it takes more time and thoughtfulness, and recently, I’ve been taking that time and doing other things with it. I’ve been going on more micro-adventures and meeting new people……..and watching a lot of Game of Thrones……. (I started it two weeks ago and I’m on season 5, so.) Not blogging felt good for a few weeks. And now blogging feels good again.

So, I’ll catch you up on some of the things I’ve been doing lately instead of blogging:

– I went to the Amsterdam Coffee Festival and drank 11 coffees and had the BEST TIME EVER

– I went to the Rollende Keukens Food Truck Festival and ate 3 fried crickets among other things



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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.

– Simone Weil

Photo: Marrakech, Morocco – 2013