Saturday was one of those once-in-a-lifetime, amazing kind of days. Saturday was the New York City stop of #Simonpalooza. What is Simonpalooza? It’s what happens when a handsome guy with Type 1 diabetes works many long hours to save up for an epic trip from Australia to the US, with stops in L.A., Kansas City and NYC.
So there we were. Over a dozen people with diabetes (and a couple without) gathered at a chic bowling alley in New York City. (I know, “bowling alley” and “chic” don’t usually get used together - but this place had quite an atmosphere.) And do you know what? We didn’t talk about diabetes!! We were just a bunch of good friends (some of whom were just meeting for the first time) hanging out and bowling. We laughed. We goofed around. We ate the most amazing cupcakes!!
Diabetes? It flew under the radar that day. Sure, the was some D-Talk as I took the train from Connecticut with Kerri and Briley. And at the bowling alley, people chugged water to combat highs or passed around the glucose tabs to treat lows. But the day was all about the epic meet-up we were attending, and not really about diabetes at all. It was simply about spending some precious time with some very good friends.
I love that we educate and advocate and focus so much on diabetes. But do you know what I love even more? I love that on Saturday, diabetes spent the day in the background. Because sometimes, that’s just the way it should be.
(Thanks to Kerri for loaning pictures to the girl who always forgets her camera!! Otherwise this poor post would be picture-free.)