I don’t believe in predestination, but…

…this blog was created for a course I’m in called Personal Branding. I’m currently an Executive MBA student at University of Nevada, Reno.

I decided to go into business because I was working in casino management and thought it was my career. COVID-19 and the inhumane responses by these multi-billion-dollar corporations changed my mind, basically overnight.

I’ve always felt like I needed to work in some kind of service, apparently I just took the long way around to end up there. This blog, and the research I have done in order to write it, reinforced my decision to accept admission to the Master of Social Work program at UNR.

The diabetes online community has always been my most significant source of camaraderie. The facebook groups make me smile. My twitter feed is full of people helping each other. And now I’m making friends through my blog, and the other blogs I follow. It’s everything I could have hoped for. The wonderful, kind, and sickly humorous friends I have made made me realize that I need to work FOR them instead of for corporations.

So here’s a hat tip to Dr. Simmons. Thanks for helping me reinforce my personal goals. It’s been a pleasure!

Since I will be starting the Master of Social Work program in September, I’m absolutely going to stick with the blog. It has provided a great outlet when I’ve needed it, filled my boredom with education, and it’s given me a little motivation to get out of bed early.

Please take a look at the video I made as an assignment, but also as a welcome to the blog. The video is also available in my About tab.

And, now that you’ve seen it, I’ll let you know that I will NOT be starting anything where I have to speak for you guys. I’ve got a fear of it. This was enough for me 🙂

In the video, I spoke a bit about my background, the mission of Mind on Diabetes, and the core values I will hold when interacting with all of you.

Are any of you in college? Grad school? Anyone taken a personal branding class? Tell me! Please let me know in the comments, on Twitter, and at sonjac@nevada.unr.edu.

ALSO! Let me know what you want to read about! I’m sure I have stories I could use to create posts regarding stigma, doctors, research, diabetes camp, how to find friends with diabetes, dating with diabetes/mental health concerns, navigating ADHD, depression, and anxiety. You name it, I’ll figure out a way to provide some content, even if it means outsourcing some guest writers!

Some slapstick humor from out friends at diabetesherosquad.com!

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Sonja Cunningham

20 years survived with T1D, 2021 Executive MBA candidate at the University of Nevada, Reno

2 thoughts on “I don’t believe in predestination, but…”

  1. Doughnuts
    Not bump into things
    iced coffee
    have sex
    Left eye in a golf accident
    peeing in the street
    coco crispies
    Rheumatoid Arthritis. Wait, you do have RA? Damn, you need to get that fixed.

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    1. Hah! Meditation is funny. My favorite is essential oils. Nobody has actually “cured” anything by using essential oils (except maybe remembering to take deep breaths without having to be aware of it, because it smells nice).


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