No, seriously, I've been a bit absent this week, and a little less active in blogging for a while now than I had been before the New Year. There's a reason for that, which I now feel prepared to divulge. I've been taking on a new challenge--over a year after being diagnosed with diabetes, I'm attending diabetic education classes and beginning the long slog toward getting my disease tightly under control, in order to live as long and healthily as I can.
|International Diabetes Federation|
What with frequent blood testing, constant thought about what and when to eat, counting carbs until I see grams and ounces in my sleep, and generally dealing with the emotional repercussions of a serious diagnosis that I've been denying to myself for months, spare mental and emotional resources have been running a bit low. Even some of my favorite weekly memes have slipped through the cracks recently, and I have decided that something has to give.
Though it saddens me, I've decided to suspend my monthly "Read Your OWN Library!" Challenge for the time being, so that I can focus on other blogging commitments for a while. I want to reconnect with friends at some memes, definitely wish to concentrate on my Medieval Reading Challenge for this year, and have a couple of upcoming guest posts I am very excited about. I want to make sure I don't spread myself too thinly, so that I can keep being fully engaged in everything I am doing. For all those of you who have been doing the RYOL Challenge with me, thank you so much, and hopefully we will be back in the future. You're a small group, and people I've come to count as genuine blogging friends. Thanks for your understanding and support.