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Just write

It’s a long story (that’s what happens when you haven’t posted in eleven and a half months), but I was on a 36 hour round trip adventure with my mom to Southern California and back and we needed something to listen to on the drive when we got sick of Christmas carols. I suppose I should mention that this was about a month ago. I typically listen to podcasts on long drives, but most of them are serialized (unintentional Serial pun) so it wouldn’t really be fair to my mom to make her listen.

Instead, I downloaded the audio version of an autobiography that actually happened to be almost exactly the length of our four hour drive. At one point, the author was talking about advice she received about writing when she was feeling stuck. One of the most important tips was just to put in time every day and write. No editing, no researching, no social media, just time sitting in front of the computer writing.

I turned to my mom as the book was wrapping up and said, “she makes me want to start writing again.”

I stopped because I thought didn’t have time, but there are always a few minutes a day to write a few thoughts down. I stopped because I thought didn’t have anything to say, but anyone who knows me in person knows that can’t be true. I stopped writing because there are a lot of aspects of my life that aren’t appropriate to share about online, but there must still be moments of wonderful that are worth sharing.

More than anything else, I’ve realized how dangerous it is to think that my voice doesn’t matter.

So, I’m going to start writing again.

Creeping is Caring

Am I the last person on earth to embrace the wide world of podcasting? 

I will admit that I did not really “get” it. So what is a podcast? I guess the best way to describe it is that podcasting is to radio what blogging is to magazines and newspapers.
On the way back from the Roche Summit, George convinced me to give podcasts a chance and let me borrow his iPhone to make it happen.
I was able to listen to a couple of episodes of Just Talking – the fabulous work of Chris “iam_spartacus” aka A Consequence of Hypoglycemia, so I was more than happy to accept when he invited me to be a part of his podcast this week.
The time flew by, and we talked about everything from social media and internet privacy to my recent trip to Haiti to the newly begun Waiting with Diabetes project.
Take a listen when you get a chance. I can’t wait to meet Chris in person for Team Ninjabetic in October!
P.S. If Chris ever decides to post an “extras” podcast, the aftershow of our conversation was quite a doozy!
P.P.S. The title of this post and of the podcast refers to my frequent habit of stalking creeping on people on Facebook and/or Twitter, remembering the most inconsequential information, and then using it in conversations with them. I wouldn’t creep if I didn’t care! 

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