Changed Paths

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

October, 2010. I am thirteen years old.
October, 2010. I am thirteen years old.

I’ve been thinking a lot about change, recently, just because I’ve realized I’ve changed. I’ve grown up. I started this blog a little more than five years ago. My first post was on March 20, 2010, a lovely piece entitled “Hi.” The entire content was less than a paragraph. I look back on it and I smile, because I have changed since then. I am not the same person as I was on March 20, 2010. I was in seventh grade and thirteen years old. Now I am a recently graduated eighteen year old. I am a very different person than who I used to be.

When I started this blog, my entire life was centered on the daily ins and outs of living with type one diabetes. At this point in my life journey, I am interested in other things, too. You may or may not have noticed that my posts as of late have had almost nothing to do with diabetes. And yet the title of this blog is Diabetic Rockstar.

While I identify as a Diabetic Rockstar, this is not what I want to write about anymore. I’m not saying that I’m never going to write about diabetes again. I’m just trying to open myself to more avenues than simply the girl who takes on diabetes by storm and can laugh a little about it.

I still laugh about diabetes. I still spend hours upon hours of my day wondering about my blood sugar and counting carbohydrates. But I want to write about different things now.

When I was thirteen years old, I was completely focused on Tae-Kwon-Do, Harry Potter, diabetes, school, and middle school drama.

My eighteen year old self is focused on Harry Potter, exercising more than I do right now, exploring strange new worlds such as Brazil, travel, Brazil, Star Trek, writing a novel, diabetes, Brazil, Marvel Studios, gay rights, Brazil, voting, learning how to drink responsibly, Brazil, politics, fanfiction, Brazil, various different books, the idea that all grades are simply made up concepts, Brazil, etc. The list goes on and on.

September, 2014
September, 2014

I have grown up since I was thirteen years old. I guess the point that I’m trying to make here is that this blog is going to be changing from its original focus. At some point in the nearish future, I will be changing the title “Diabetic Rockstar” to something that encompasses a more worldly perspective. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to call my blog, but it’s not going to be “Diabetic Rockstar.” Because this Diabetic Rockstar is ready for some change.

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” – Winston Churchill

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