Just So We’re Clear

By Courtney | 3 Rookie Marks »

When I started this blog it served a single purpose; a place for me to log my journeys of each Tour de Cure I rode in. The first year this blog existed, I rode in 3 Tour de Cures. That’s not exactly a whole lot of blogging and so this blog’s purpose quickly grew. Being a non compliant diabetic for the majority of my diabetic life gave me plenty to write about so I went from just blogging about riding in Tour de Cures to also writing about my past and present experiences with diabetes.

This blog does not exist with the intentions of offending anyone. However, with the large number of readers I have, the various backgrounds of each reader, my deeply rooted opinions, my controversial experiences, and my general bullheadedness it is possible that I will/have said some things that may be offensive to some readers. That being said, I will not apologize to anyone who is offended by the things I write here.

To be completely honest, with the exception of the entries that revolve around the Tour de Cure’s I’ve ridden in, most everything else is written to serve as therapy for me or as a log of events and how my diabetes was handled on those days so that I can make adjustments so that my diabetes can be bettered handled. Most of the time, this blog exists more for me than it does for you.

You as a reader are here as a guest with a window into my life and while I welcome your opinions, the moment an apology is asked for, you are in the wrong. These are my thoughts, my opinions, and my experiences, and they exist here on my blog.

If you’re sitting there scratching your head wondering why, since it is more for me than it is for you, that I write all this online instead of in a notebook then I’d like to point you to the other 26 million diabetics in the United States and the countless millions more in other countries.

For as often as I wish diabetes would disappear as quickly as it appeared, for as often that I wish diabetes would remain an invisible disease in my life, for as often as I wish that diabetes would’ve just killed me instead of letting me live and then torturing me each and every living day of my life, a little bit of me writes because somewhere out there is someone who will find this blog and they’ll understand exactly what I’m going through and exactly what I’m feeling. A little bit of me writes because somewhere out there is a diabetic who will find this blog and they will know that they’re not alone in what they’re feeling. So yes, while it is mostly written for me, it is written publicly because one day, it may help someone.

In a sense, that’s where this blog becomes about you, because you’re here and you’re reading it for a reason.

You’re welcome to come here everyday and read about my antics, my stupidity, my pain, my struggles, my adventures, etc…

You’re welcome to leave comments and let me know what you think on the matters I write about (yes, you can express your opinion).

Just don’t expect an apology for anything that I’ve written, because you won’t get one.

3 Rookie Marks On Just So We’re Clear

  1. Hey, as far as I’m concerned, anyone who comes here to flame or act like an ass can blow.

    ...said Misty on September 22nd, 2008
  2. Okay, you may not know this about me but… I am nosy!!! I am dying to know what prompted you to write this!

    And, as it is your blog, I agree that you should not have to apologize to anyone for things you say or feel!!!

    ...said Toni on September 23rd, 2008
  3. Because I’m willing to feed your nosiness, which I like to look at positively, so we’re calling it curiousness ;) I’d like to point you to exhibit A -> Couch Potatoes and Twinkies

    Read all that first, and then go to exhibit B -> Comment 6

    And then, because I responded to him, see Comment 7.

    That should fill you in on all the details :)

    ...said Courtney on September 23rd, 2008

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