juvenile diabetes

And Then There Were Two

For nearly 28 years, Dear Diabetes has been all about me. My actions, my health, my mentality, my words – all me. It’s been lonely at times, I’m not going to lie, but my goodness, it is the way it should have always been. And then there were two. Exactly one month ago yesterday, everything changed. This disease of mine became about so much more than just me. It became about a super sweet, precious little boy who captured my heart long before he was born. A boy who can be deceivingly quiet at times, but break out the tunes and he’ll be dancing and singing like no other. A boy who has a world of dramatic flare itching to burst free. A boy who loves his superheroes. A boy with one of the most contagious laughs. A boy who my boy can’t get enough of. Last month, my four-and-a-half-year-old nephew …

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Telus: supporting my faulty pancreas

Last week I finally attended my very first blogging conference; it only took 3 years to get an invite, no biggie 😉 Bloggers and Brands hosted the free conference, last Tuesday, for Vancouver area bloggers at the VanCity Theatre with the premise of connecting bloggers with brands. Basically, an avenue to help us bloggers down a path towards making money with our blogs. I’ll be honest, when I first learned of this conference, I was skeptical. I was unsure how the list of sponsors (Telus, Canadian Beef and Canadian Chicken) would fit in with the focus of Princess of Pavement. I don’t know, maybe it’s the old-time journalist in me holding onto the ideals of not selling out, which at first glance, I thought this would lean towards. But, just as running did for me so many years ago (I was the girl who used to make fun of runners …

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