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March has been quite an eventful month. There have been a lot of ups and downs and a lot of tweets about not wanting to put on pants. Something happens to my brain when I have a ridiculous amount of things to do where it decides it would be much better to just do nothing. As the age old saying goes, Procrastinator’s unite! Tomorrow!

Right!?

Right!?

 

Despite the lack of desire I was forced to action and the result is that I have successfully moved from Mississauga back to Etobicoke. I’m very happy to be closer to the city again and out of the black hole of death which is Mississauga where even the parking lot takes at least 10 minutes to walk across. Not that there’s anything wrong with liking Mississauga, so many people do and kudos to you if you’re one of them. As much as I appreciate having a Starbucks in every plaza possible I also like a little bit of individuality in the places I live, rather than having everything look like the exact same suburban block.

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My New Digs! The view from my balcony 🙂

With my postal code move I also went from a basement apartment to an apartment with windows and a balcony! Not going to lie, I woke up at 7 am not able to go back to sleep because my room was so bright and later in the living room I thought the sun was actually trying to blind me. However it is nice to be typing on the couch and not feel like it’s midnight when really, it’s two in the afternoon.

 

Something else fun happened today, I got to go on my second Trek for Tourettes with my besties and my new roommate. Somehow I’ve never made it out to the Walk for Diabetes (this year shall be my year!) but I’ve manage to get to the Trek for Tourettes. ENFP behavior I guess, if I have friends doing it I want to join in too! However I did wear my Type One Diab-Bad-Ass T-shirt to represent.

 

Trek for Tourettes! Look at those adorable boots, I want some!

Trek for Tourettes! Look at those adorable boots, I want some!

The Trek for Tourettes is a really great even that happens at the end of March. It’s wonderful to see so many people and families who are there to support their loved ones that are affected by tourettes every day. They have the Trek at the end of March because the weather is very unpredictable and you never know what you’ll face (mud, ice, slush, rain, hail, snow! Oh my!) which reflects how unpredictable tourettes is for those who live with it on the daily. This year the Trek happened at Humber Arboretum, it’s an easy paced 5K walk following the river. There were people and dogs of all ages enjoying the sun and fresh’ish air. We got our faces painted and some great pictures taken with green props, the color selected for the tourettes cause.

 

In today’s society where you see people online more than you do in person, it was wonderful to experience getting together with strangers to unite for one cause and purpose. Most of us get to hide our issues and idiosyncrasies inside, sharing them only with whom we feel safe around (or whoever happens to be in ear shot when we’ve had enough to drink). Those with tourettes don’t get to pick and chose when a tick is going to happen. Ticks can strike the middle of a conversation, during a presentation in front of your class or workmates, on the subway or at the grocery store. Everyone can see it which means everybody gets to judge. As a type one diabetic I think the more awareness we spread about these disorders and diseases the better. Ignorance is like fire, spreading fast and burning everything it touches. Knowledge, in contrast, glows like the warmth of the sun.

Diabetes and Tourettes, supporting each other :)

Diabetes and tourettes supporting each other 🙂

 

If you’d like to find out more or get involved feel free to go to http://www.tourette.ca/.

 

As always beautiful peeps, thanks for reading and I’d love to hear from you!

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