Still here!


Hi beautiful people,

This is just a quick note to say: I have not abandoned Coffee & Insulin (the beloved items themselves or the blog I’ve dedicated in their glorious existence.)

I’ve just stepped away as I sort some personal things out.

I go through seasons when I need to read, absorb, fill myself up. Intake seasons.

And then I have seasons when I need to release, and pour onto the page.

Sometimes, I have both at the same time, which is always lovely.

But right now… I’m mostly reading. I’m still writing–journaling in the mornings and beginning another writing class and opening up 5 new blank documents in Word every week for the beginnings of stories, but I’m not really writing them through right now. I’m in a season of intake–of listening, learning, observing, and rearranging things in my brain.


It’s not just in my writing world, but also in general right now. I’m laying low, taking things in, not making an abundance of plans, and stringing the days together this way–taking the time and space to take care of myself in ways that are at once terrifying and necessary and important.

Instant things, like getting my wisdom teeth removed yesterday (more on that later / *swallows another painkiller*) and going to see a new endocrinologist last month (more on that later, too, because yay!) And then there are other things–habits, routines, entire ways of living–that unfold slowly and ask of me many deep breaths and walks in the woods and nights with no plans and late, lazy mornings.

I just wanted you to know where I was, and that I will most certainly be back. Maybe as soon as next week, if some unwritten thing begins to burn a hole in my hand, or maybe a little later.

I hope you are all well.

I love the emails you send me, and thank you so much for reading this little space I’ve carved into the weirdo land of infinite possibility we call The Internet.

Talk to you soon. Take care out there.

xoxox, Sarah



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    Nancy LaRose
    November 5, 2016 / 6:54 pm

    Hi Sarah, I’m new to your blog and am so happy to have discovered it. Great to hear you’ve found an endocrinologist that get’s a yay! I’ve had good luck in that way. 12 years with T1D. My Dr. B actually gives me a hug before and after our appointments. Since getting a CGM my life has become so much easier and she was thrilled with my latest A1c and more even and steady blood sugar. This kind of encouragement is so helpful and means so much. It’s sunny and crisp here in California as autumn spreads her lovely colors. Nancy

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    November 7, 2016 / 3:17 pm

    Thanks for letting us know Sarah, my son is 16 and has type 1 and we all read & love your blog. You sent him the needle point which has a place of great importance in our kitchen! Take care and enjoy!


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