← Back to portfolio

Dancing with Diabetes

Published on

I will dance in this new body.

On the cusp of a new year, I made this promise in the mirror this morning, “Whatever you do today, body, I love you.”

If any of you are reading this with Type 1 diabetes, I see you. Because this is more difficult than I expected. And it’s scary and uncomfortable.  

This year, we moved into a house- not just any house either- our dream house! Before we had any instruments in it, I danced in our Music Room. I was so excited, I danced till I dropped. I didn’t know that could happen. And I forgot what to do.

Dancing has been in my life since I can remember. I’ve danced at every age, and even through pregnancy (a very big pregnancy!). I never worried about how my body used energy, because it was always there. But after that, worry became my daily routine.

I want to dance. Full out, without worry. I want to dance so much that I am sweating and happy and full of that life force that brings everything into perspective while opening up a whole world of possibilities.

I want to dance from a place of gratitude, from ecstasy, from what I know and what I have yet to discover. I want to feed my soul with this expression- this part of me waiting to come home.

How do I get there from here?

With arms outstretched.

“Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

And if any of you are looking for inspiration, I highly recommend "The Sugarless Plum" by New York City Ballet soloist Zippora Karz. 


  1. Dance
  2. Sew
  3. Sing

Happy New Year 



1 Comment Add a Comment?



Posted on Jan. 3, 2022, 4:08 p.m.

Love this and you!! Come sew with me in the new art studio and dance with me in the gym at batey creek😉❤❤❤

Add a comment
You can use markdown for links, quotes, bold, italics and lists. View a guide to Markdown
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply. You will need to verify your email to approve this comment. All comments are subject to moderation.

Subscribe to get sent a digest of new articles by Ashley Hill

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.