28 Posts Later

National Health Blog Post Month, Day 30: Play that horn. Want to hear a secret? You’re awesome. (It’s actually not even really a secret.) This is going to be hard for you, O’ Modest One, but you gotta give yourself props today. Write three things you love about yourself – things you’re great at – or just want to share. Don’t you dare signpost or undercut those self-compliments!NHBPM_2011_Day30

I’m fighting off a cold or the flu or something, so I feel pretty accomplished even getting a post out today. The fact that it is the end to a 30 day challenge makes me super excited! I managed to post 28 times this month, factoring in two free days gifted to participants of National Health Blog Post Month by the WEGO Health team. Holy cow!

I tried to do the HAWMC challenge back in the Spring of this year, but due to blog technical issues and not being able to post for a week, I fell too far behind and couldn’t catch back up. To say that this month was a challenge is no joke.

With all the daily posting this month, I spent Thanksgiving with family, went to Disney World, participated in World Diabetes Day events, dug up some stories that I haven’t thought about in a long time, survived a zombie attack, shared some things that a lot of people would have left unsaid, and even had a good sit down with myself and told me how things are going to be.

I am an adventurer. I love to go places and do things that many folks wouldn’t do. The fact that I have diabetes as a travel companion makes those adventures even more awesome, because I’m able to share that there is nothing that we can’t do with diabetes. We may have to pack a few more supplies, but we’re still able to be in the middle of it all, and not hold back.

I love to laugh at and with the world and people around me. I am a joker, a prankster, and I fancy myself an entertainer. The greatest gift you can give someone is the ability to laugh at a difficult situation. If you can laugh at it, you can survive it.

I’m also slow, deliberate, and patient. I want to see people and things be the best that they can be. I understand that sometimes that takes awhile to accomplish. I don’t typically rush into things, but I think about them, and then commit after I feel like I’ve examined the possibilities and determined the best course of action for me. This behavior drives a lot of people around me insane, I’m sure, but once I commit to something, you can bet that I’ve done the research, I’ve thought about the outcomes, and that I know the best path to get there that yields that greatest rewards.

Now that we are at the end of this 30 day challenge, I challenge all of you that have started and continued to read this nonsense on my blog to take some of the ideas I’ve shared and carry them forward. I love a good success story, and I know that my story and the stories of so many others are only just getting started.

Today is your day!
No lows, no waiting.
So…get on your way!


This post was written as part of National Health Blog Post Month (NHBPM) – 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J

National Health Blog Post Month


  1. So proud of you for blogging the whole month!! You are a blogger superstar, and just a superstar in general. Love your sense of adventure, the way you research and think out important decisions and, above all, your sense of humor and ability to always make me laugh. The world is a better place because of you!! Love you!!

  2. YEA!!!! Martin. Great job and great blogs. You are a very talented writer. The Beach was my favorite for the month.

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