Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Happy Holidays!


Hi everyone! It has been forever since I made my last post. I feel like such a slacker. I have been so busy lately, I am going to try to be a better blogger and write every day, or maybe every other day. I honestly don't feel like I am interesting enough to come up with something everyday.

I am so excited about Christmas! My husband has been transferred like a thousand miles away for his work and I haven't seen him since before Thanksgiving, but he will be home next week!

I haven't even started my Christmas shopping and I have so many people to buy for. I have just been so busy at work I haven't accomplished anything else otherwise.

I am now working for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, its a selfish job for me I know, but I love it. I think I could work there for the rest of my life and be perfectly content. Every time the phone rings with a parent of a newly diagnosed child on the other end, I feel like I have found my calling. Speaking with these distraught parents of my past experiences make me feel like I have really made a difference in their lives, cheesy I know, but I also know that when you are first diagnosed it is so hard to transition into your new life. It is even harder to find people who really understand. That is why am so glad I have found the Diabetes OC. I know I haven't posted in a long time, but I read everyday. If it weren't for people like Kerri, Nicole, Sandra, and the many others I don't know if I would have the same outlook on my life. These people really help me strive to be better and to educate and to become a new person. Thank you from me and I'm sure many, many others.

6 comments:

Kerri. said...

Nikki,

Congratulations on your fantastic new job!!! I know what you mean about finding a job that you feel good about going to - I feel very lucky considering my own recent job switch. Congrats again!

And thank you for your kind words about my blog, and the other diabetes blogs that are out there. I feel inspired by this community as well. :)

-- Kerri.

MileMasterSarah said...

OOh! Congrats about the new job!

Nikki said...

Thanks guys, I really, really appreciate the kind words!

George said...

What an awesome job to have! Congrats and I absolutely agree with you about the people here in the OC. This community is the best!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Glad to see you back!

Way to go on the new job - and I don't think it's selfish at all! You're providing a very valuable service, and making a tangible difference in the lives of those reaching out to you. That's great, no two ways about it.

On the blogging thing - I say that you blog when you can, and when you feel like it. There is never any obligation to post. No one needs any more stress about things that are to be done at your own speed.

Take care, and enjoy your holidays!

Chrissie in Belgium said...

Wow what a dream job! Congratulations. What a pretty Xmas tree and fireplace! Enjoy your holidays with your husband. Finally after months of lurking, I started my own blog.