Blogging is defintely a hobby for me. It is also a way for me to help educate others about my son's life-long disease, called Type 1 Diabetes. Since his diagnosis in 2008, we have learned that there are way too many people in this world who really don't know much, if anything, about type 1 diabetes, what these kids can eat/drink, what their little bodies go through every second, minute, hour, day, year, the constant trials the family as a whole faces. There are a lot of misunderstandings about type 1 though, miscommunications about it from the media, and misleading beliefs scattered throughout the internet, media, and locally. So, blogging is my way of reaching out, even if its to just one person, about the TRUTH about this disease, what it's really like having to manage it; live with it, and teach others that...
No, he didn't get this from eating too much candy.
No, he didnt get this from being overweight.
No, I didnt couldnt do anything to stop this from happening.
Yes, he has to get multiple injections/insulin pump site changes every day.
Yes, if he did not have this wonderful drug called Insulin, he would die.
No, its not something you can catch.
No, its not something he can have a cure for.
No, insulin is not a cure, it is his life support.
Yes, he can die from this disease.
No, it is not easy to manage. In fact, it is a very hard, scary, and dangerous disease.
Yes, even just a basic common cold can hospitalize him if he is not WELL taken care of.
No, it is not reversable... or cureable.
Oh, and yes, he CAN have candy... he just has to get insulin to cover the carbohydrates.
Just a hobby... being a SAHM, it is a good way for me to vent and document these wonderful days home with my kiddos :-) It is fun to meet new moms through blogging and also for my family and friends to see what we are up to during the day!
I have not officially made any money on my blog, so I wouldn't call it a job. I do however, enjoy blogging so it is definetly a hobby.
I am slowly making it a job. I have a movie review blog because I was writing scripts and watching a lot of movies in order to learn more about writing movies. As I was watching them I discovered that previews were ruining so many stories for me. Plus, I have always loved movies. I even wrote a memoir where I discuss how I compare life to movies. So I started a movie review blog - now I am hooked.
I hope everyone stops by to check out a review or 2. I don't see all new movies, but I do try to find the ones that aren't that well known but should be.
Here is the link: http://www.tiredofpreviews.com/ - if you like it - become a friend, follower or fan!