First of all, I suppose I should explain the reason for the title of my blog. When I first starting blogging, it was just to keep my family updated on my life as I had recently moved across the country from most of them.
The title of my first blog had the name of my city in it – not the best idea for online privacy!
When I decided to remain the blog, it took me quite a while to come up with a title that really fit all the aspects of my life.
You see, after a series of misdiagnoses lasting over a year, I was finally diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the spring of 2003 at the age of 22. I started wearing an insulin pump in January 2004 and a CGMS in September 2010.
I am also a conservative Christian, and navigating what it means to be a person of faith and someone living with a chronic condition is a challenge I continue to explore.
I love baking – but would prefer to eat out than cook.
When I was growing up my dad worked for Kodak, and somewhere along the way I got bit by the photography bug. I hope that my pictures tell the story better than my words ever could.
I also love movies, TV, and random celebrity trivia.
I have two cats that are
usually sometimes more trouble than they are worth.
I love adventures, and especially enjoying traveling to a new place.
I have the cutest niece and nephews that I do not get to see nearly enough.
So after all that explanation, where does my blog title actually come from? In the movie Steel Magnolias one of the main characters tries to explain a decision that her mother doesn’t agree with and tells her that she “would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”
I am living my life to the fullest and doing my best to describe those Moments of Wonderful in stories about my life and my family, friends, faith, and all the other random events of life.
Find out more about my diabetes advocacy.