When I was nearing the end of graduate school it was obvious that Jamie and I had to start making some life decisions together. It was around this same time that Insulindependence offered me a position. It was a chance to get down to San Diego with her while doing something I cared about and start our life together.
I remember before one of our last classes I told her that Insulindependence would be good for me, I'd learn a lot about diabetes. I was dead on correct. Over the last two and a half years I've learned a lot about my own diabetes.
I've met great friends and learned from great people in diabetes. People with diabetes all over the spectrum; from Peter (founder) to Vic, Bill Carlson, Cliff Scherb and many more. If you don't know who those people are I suggest you investigate more about Insulindependence and learn about managing your diabetes with exercise.
During my time at the organization I met many wonderful people outside of diabetes as well. I truly believe life begins at the end of your comfort zone. Timing is everything and now is the time to leave the comfort zone with my own business. "The distance between your dreams and reality is action", as my two Grandfather's and Dad have instilled in me, it is now time to be an entrepreneur and follow my dreams.
EcoKable is a new business I started along with Kristian who is taking a chance on me. We have big dreams to create electronics that are better for the environment. More of the story from a local newspaper here.