Today’s topic: Keep it to Yourself Many of us share lots of aspects of our diabetes lives online for the world to see. What are some of the aspects of diabetes that you choose to keep private from the internet? Or from your family and friends? Why is it important to keep it to yourself? (This is not an attempt to get you out of your comfort zone. There is no need to elaborate or tell personal stories related to these aspects. Simply let us know what kinds of stories we will never hear you tell, and why you won’t tell them.) (Thank you Scott E of Rolling in the D for this topic.)
I don’t know that I blog enough to feel like I am keeping things to myself but sometimes I don’t share everything with my family and friends – I guess because I feel guilty or scared like I am the failure or I don’t want to seek sympathy for the sake of getting a pity party. Sometimes I can over-share too or come across as aloof when I am really hurting and don’t know how to express it. Since my daughter is now a teenager, it’s harder to share things because it’s about her and not about me. She doesn’t like me to post on anything about her or Type 1 on Facebook. I recently changed my profile pic to the JDRF shoe since our walk is this weekend and I was using the app to try to get a few more donations – she wanted me to change it but I am waiting til after Sunday’s walk. I post on this blog since it’s a little more anonymous than Facebook and I haven’t shared this blog with family and friends. I also haven’t come right out and shared my daughter’s (or son’s) name or any pictures. I feel this blog is about how I am dealing with being a parent and not over-sharing personal details about my family. Hopefully I am achieving that balance.
5 thoughts on “Day 2 Diabetes Blog Week: Keep it to Yourself”
I like you havent shared my blog with family or in facebook world. I guess if it ended up there I would be ok with it because I do post pictures and things about my family but for now having a little slice of freedom to post whatever I am thinking with out them reading it is pretty cool!
It’s nice to have a place to write want I want without worrying about if someone knows me is reading.
When I was a teen with diabetes, I asked my mum to keep my privacy in mind. She did it so well and now, as an adult, I really appreciate that. It seems like you are taking many steps to be able to both express yourself and your own thoughts around her diabetes and keep her request for privacy in tact. Keep doing what you’re doing and THANK YOU for doing the JDRF walk. We need mommas like you. ❤
My mom was not active in social media when I was growing up so I have no idea how I would feel about someone else writing about me. I’ve been on the internet talking about diabetes since I was 15 so I know I’m comfortable talking about myself, but having someone else do it would be strange…. I can definitely see how it would be a conundrum!