Thursday, December 5, 2013

Letting Go...

I recently had dinner with a friend who was celebrating her quarter century birthday (25, for those mathematically impaired). We toasted with Cucumber Margaritas to the final night of her 24th year. She shared her reflections of this past year, what it brought to her life, what changes had occurred, what sorrows she had experienced. Quite deep for a soon-to-be 25 year old, right? It's why we're friends. 

I shared in her reflection of the past year. If this past year had to be defined by a single word, it would be change. I have experienced a whole lot of change. I ended a relationship, changed jobs, and moved into a new apartment, all in three months time. I completed a yoga teacher training, gained a greater sense of spirituality, and started studying  Buddhism. I made new friends and built stronger relationship with old ones, which helped to ease that empty space in my chest left by an old love. I've starting asking myself with more frequency what is it that I really want, where do I want to be, and how do I get there.  

Many of you have made mention of the lack of posting happening in this space. While I could give you a litany of reasons for this slow-down in posting, the best reason points to this exact idea of change.

Goodbye Pancreas helped me process and start on this crazy journey of health in terms of diabetes. It was a place to write pithy posts about blood sugar control and cravings for Greek salads. I'm thankful to have had a place to go through this journey of diabetes, to explore my interest in writing, to gain supports from the others around me, and to keep in touch with those who I may not talk to regularly.

But as I evolve, so, too, must the things that I am putting my energy into.  Unfortunately, Goodbye Pancreas isn't really a reflection of that evolution for me anymore. 

All this being said, it's time to let go. I'm putting Goodbye Pancreas to rest.

Have no fear, though! I have started a new blog, which I feel is more of a reflection of me, who I am, and where I am heading. Hop over to to follow my antics.

Hope to see you there.