Type 1 Diabetes, Writing & “Diabetty”

Hi. My name is Jessie. I’m Diabetic. I sing in a band. I live in Northern Kentucky. I’m married to a Type A personality and I’m a Type E, F, G personality. We go together well. I work in Property Management and let me tell you, every damn day is an adventure in that field…let’s just say it’s fascinating to see how people really live and I enjoy it since I’m freakishly observant.

I’ve written songs, stories and I’ve kept journals since I was little. It was always just a hobby. Nothing more. But, now I’m 30 and thinking back, I realized that I had some mildly successful writing projects in college and even published a few journalistic pieces…so, I’m trying again.

If it goes somewhere great, if not, I have a digital time capsule I can share with my kids “Hey, look at all these useless writings. Wasn’t I cool at 30?” They’ll reply ‘No’ most likely but what’s the point of having children if it isn’t to create a better, cooler version of yourself?

If it goes somewhere, great! If not, I have a digital time capsule I can share with my kids and say “Hey, look at all these useless writings. Wasn’t I cool at 30?” They’ll reply ‘No’ most likely but what’s the point of having children if it isn’t to create a better, cooler version of yourself?

So, this is my invitation for you to come with me.

I’m pretty funny. I get along well with others. I have this weird “Devout Pedestrian” idea that everyone should just be nice and actually care about others. I make fun of my Type 1 Diabetes a lot because I grew up with a disabled Dad who would often say “If you don’t laugh, you’ll cry” and I’m a firm believer in that…so that’s why you’ll hear me refer to myself as “Diabetty”. What a cute nickname huh? They called me that in high school and I embraced the hell out of it.

They meant it to be mean but if there is one thing having a disability has taught me is that when someone is mean to you, turn it around and use it as a positive tool to fight back. I love that nickname. It’s designed specifically for me! :)

…so that’s why you’ll hear me refer to myself as “Diabetty”. What a cute nickname huh? They called me that in high school and I embraced the hell out of it.

So if you want to hear more about me, how I deal with challenges professionally and personally, how I manage my physical health, mental health, career and everything else, follow along! I promise to make it very entertaining…because if there is one thing my Dad taught me it was how to be funny as hell.

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