Blog changes

Thanks to everyone who followed Training Because I Can! over the last nine years. This blog started with Addison's Disease, hypothyroidism and a crazy idea of doing an Ironman distance triathlon. My life has changed and so has this blog. I am using this blog strictly for Addison's Support topics from here on out. I hope to continue providing people with hints for living life well with adrenal insufficiency.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

First things first

First, thanks so much to all the people who contacted me and offered support and suggestions for my future career.  I was touched and amazed by how many people reached out and made suggestions and gave me encouragement.  It means so much to me!  I'm constantly amazed at how many friends I have whom I've never met and some that I haven't seen for many, many years.  Thanks to you all!

Since I've written the "Help me build a door" post, I have to admit that I've gotten a little overwhelmed.  I think overwhelmed is a constant state of being for me but more on that in a minute.  My plans have not changed much.  I am still going to get my personal training certification through ACE and hire myself out as an independent contractor as a stop gap measure.  Because of the encouragement of friends, I will be writing a book about the management of adrenal insufficiency.  I sent the general outline to a few friends and I'm completely thrilled at how much feedback I've already gotten.  Onward!

On being overwhelmed, I used to think it happened here and there.  No, not exactly.  I think I'm perpetually overwhelmed.  There's so much to do in this life, so many places to see, exercises to do, friends to contact and miles to log.  There are things to learn, people to appreciate, books to read and toilets to clean.  How does one do it all?!  Where to begin?  This is all rhetorical of course.  Only I can come up with my path, only I can prioritize.  I am the only one who can empty my pesky inbox (a constant source of stress and failure for me).

Thanks to all of my friends who support me and love me unconditionally.  Some of you contribute to the fundraising I do, some of you run with me (for reals or virtually), some send me a text or email and ask how I am, some send me presents in the mail, others contact me and update me on their circumstances and how they have changed.  On my forum, you gals and guys are the best.  Thanks to each and every person who is in my life and supportive in any capacity.  I may not have mentioned you specifically, I might not have mentioned the thing you did but you can be sure that I've been touched by your generosity and I've quietly thanked you and appreciated you very recently. [Kim, I put something away today and touched the box Ken made me with reverence.  I miss you.].

Any how, I'm trying to catch up here on this blog.  It's been so valuable to me as a journal of my health  circumstances and my Life.  A repository of pictures, moods and increasingly silly accomplishments and injuries.  It's been a great way to help people with AI who've been in the same circumstances as I.  My memory is faulty but this blog keeps things in perspective and somewhat accurate.

There's so much about adrenal insufficiency running through my head.  Expect a few "rant" blog posts with palate cleansers of pictures.

Thanks all,

Dusty


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