Posted by on Sunday 5 January 2020

Plus ça change

DUK Towers E1, tomorrow.
I shouldn't be writing this.

It's too late. I've been to the pub and had a couple of beers (as my Libre trace would gleefully tell you). I've just poured a rather tasty Japanese whisky.

By rights there are at least 3 blog posts that have been patiently waiting in line for me to finally get around to writing and posting them.

But tomorrow.


Tomorrow is the start of a new chapter.

Jane always liked new chapters.

Tomorrow I will be up early to breakfast, to walk the dog, and then potter to the train station to travel to a meeting at Diabetes UK's HQ in East London where I will begin a new part time digital peer support role with the UK's second favourite national diabetes charity.

I've been a volunteer moderator on the Diabetes UK sponsored forum for almost a decade, but this will be a change for me, and the first time I've been employed by anyone except me for more than 15 years. I am really looking forward to the challenge and to growing, encouraging and nurturing the peer-support interactions which I know from my own experience are SO vital, in a thriving community, over the coming years.

2020 has always felt like quite a momentous year. Perhaps because of the position in life in which I find myself. Perhaps simply because of the neatness of the numbers.

It will be very interesting to see where we are at the end of it.