And I chuckled and thought about how nice it would be to take a nap and then I moved on.
I later came across this post from Riva Greenberg about advocacy burnout. And it resonates with me. As always, Riva has a remarkable way of always getting to the heart of what I’m feeling. November is Diabetes Awareness Month, but this year I don’t feel that I’m “going big” like I have during Novembers past. I’m tired and maybe a bit jaded from the years I tried so hard to promote and educate and raise awareness and felt like I was screaming into a void. That the only ones listening were us, the DOC, the ones who already get it. I’ve felt bad about feeling this way, but once again Riva has reminded me that this is part of being human and it’s okay.
That isn’t to say I haven’t been working on stuff. I’m part of a couple new projects - one that has launched and is shaping up nicely and one that is still in the very beginning stages. I’m really excited about both and will be telling you more very soon. I’m also busy off-line with support groups and events and in-person stuff. I’m not exactly “napping” yet.
I’m here. Somewhere between Big and Napping. A little bit glad that Diabetes Awareness Month is almost over. And for now, right where I think I need to be…..