Diabetes-Related Sadness

So I am back in Madison, WI now, closer to family.  Have a new job here that’s going pretty well so far.  BUT – when it rains, it pours.  After I started this job here, I landed an interview for a DIABETES job here in town.  Now I would never leave the job I just started, even for the diabetes job, but I figured since both were part time, I’d apply, and see if I could make both work.

I got an interview, I thought the interview went REALLY well, but no word yet and it’s been 2 weeks since the interview.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t get the job.  I am so sad!

My current career dream is to become a CDE, AND either a Physician’s Assistant, or Nurse Practitioner in Women’s Health, and work with women with diabetes through conception, pregnancy, post-partum, etc.  Not sure how that’s ever going to happen, but as of now it’s the ultimate goal.

I also applied recently for a scholarship to the Diabetes Unconference.  I did not get selected for a scholarship so I can’t afford to go to that… MAJOR bummer!

I plan on applying for a Children with Diabetes Friends for Life Conference scholarship when those are open, so maybe that will work out.

For now though, there’s a bunch of bummer stuff going on in my D world.

#DSMA tonight was good, talking about burn-out both with diabetes itself, and with social media / diabetes social media.  Well, I’m kind of depressed about the diabetes things that haven’t gone my way recently.  I wouldn’t say it’s burn-out, but more frustration and depression about wanting to do more, be more, live more, and not being able to.

More later.  I’m going to try to start getting back into my blog as an outlet, and especially now that I’ve become more active with the weekly #DSMA chats.


About triciamoore2

I am a registered nurse and aspiring CDE - I have had type 1 diabetes for 20 years now. Any questions, feel free to send me a message.
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2 Responses to Diabetes-Related Sadness

  1. Rachel says:

    Sorry to hear about your struggles. I know that must be really tough to deal with, especially after all of the change you’ve been going through lately with the move and all. All i will say is you can never know how quickly it can all turn around. Four years ago i was absolutely miserable, both in my career and in my social relationships. I had been living in nashville for about 5 years (2 out of college) and absolutely hated my job, had very few close friends, my romantic relationships were blowing up in my face and I been looking on and off for 2 years for a new job in town and getting nowhere. I had decided I couldn’t take it anymore, and I was going to put in my two weeks notice and would go home for Christmas, move back in with mom and dad and figure things out as i went. About a week or so before I was supposed to leave, I got an offer to interview with Dell (my second attempt at an interview, mind you as my first was months earlier and I was turned down). They said they could let me know by the end of the week if I got the job or not. Turns out they loved me for this different role and I started training the next month, I fell in love with my new job – a field I never saw coming, btw – and I met the kinds of people I’d been looking for for the last 5 years in Nashville. And to top it all off, my starting salary was twice what I was making at my old crappy job. 4 years later and life is still pretty damn good. I say all that not to brag when you are at a hard time, but just to let you know that your life can change in an instant, and I’m sending all my positive vibes in your direction.

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