The Girl & Guy

My name is Kirsten. I’m a 37-year-old, type 2 diabetic living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. I am married with one furbaby, Max. My husband’s name is Edward (Eddie). This blog pre-dates my diabetes diagnosis by about 8 years and is by no means a diabetes blog but since I am new to the world of insulin, finger pokes, CGM’s and the constant struggle of keep my blood sugar (glucose) levels in check and try and live a healthier, happier lifestyle with my best friend and partner of not quite 3 years I will likely talk about diabetes from here on out a lot and maybe a lot or most of my posts will be about and maybe they won’t or maybe I will go another year and a half without posting. Who knows

All I know is that my life has changed drastically since diagnosis and through some ups and downs I am starting to figure it all out. I also have other health-related issues I have talked about before including fibromyalgia, depression, anxiety, dermatographia & chronic hives as well as my husband and I have been trying to conceive with no luck, however we are determined that we are going to have children one way or another (adoption, fostering, etc).

We live with our cat Max who is 7 years old in a two bedroom apartment in a nice area of Halifax. We both work full time. I work as a customer service officer for a bank and have been there for over a year now. I work in the call centre and enjoy it mostly. I have years and years of experience and am hoping to move into a branch one day. We are currently saving a down payment for a house and I am hoping we will purchase within the next one to two years. I enjoy web design & photography and am hoping to get back into it a little more. We both enjoy playing video and computer games, watching movies and hanging out with our group of friends. We try to get together for a game night (card games or board games) or movies nights every two weeks.

August will be our 2 year anniversary. We married on August 27th, 2016. You can see some wedding photos and read more about it here. We were together a year before we got married, of which we were engaged for 6 months. We also dated about 8 years ago for about 2 months. We have been trying to conceive for the last 2 1/2 years and have been having infertility issues We are currently in the process of applying to foster and/or adopt. That pretty much sums up our lives at the moment.


The Domain & Blog

The domain and blog name come from the song A Story About A Girl by Our Lady Peace. The domain is registered and the site is hosted by Ofblue Hosting I highly recommend them! I have a small reseller hosting package that I host several sites for friends and family on. I have had the domain and site for about 10 years but the posts only go back to 2013 as I accidentally lost any older than that. I have been blogging regularly for about 16 years and have had a host of blogs, sites and domain names prior to this but I can not for the life of me remember most of them. I started using WordPress in 2003 the year it was released and have been using it ever since. I have tried other blogging platforms but it never lasts too long. I love the usability and versatility of WordPress. This theme was partially coded by me using Underscores as a base. My header image is a lovely vector from pngtree.

After about a year and a half hiatus (unplanned and unannounced), I am trying to get back into blogging and photography more. I have loved blogging and designing websites for years and have always enjoyed reading other blogs and getting to know people with common interests online. The hiatus was unintentional however after getting married things just got busy with all the changes, being married, a new job, new health issues and I just stopped writing and taking photos. Eddie has been encouraging me more and more to get back into it. As long as I don’t let it consume me. Which if I’m not careful it might It’s been known to happen before.

All photos on the blog are either ©copyright myself or they are stock images from either Pexels or Unsplash unless otherwise stated.