I've talked a little about what I now call my baby coma before but when Carmen was born, I swear it took all my brain power to just take care of her and heal that I feel now that I was in a daze most of those first couple weeks. We were nursing around the clock, changing diapers I felt every hour but I'm sure it wasn't, rarely getting more than 15-30 mins of sleep at a stretch an hour or two were amazing times and also getting to know this little girl who had joined our life...as well as letting others get to know her. This took up a lot of time and mental energy. I look back on this time, which was most of my maternity leave and was like why wasn't I doing this or this...but in the end I just know I was learning to be a mom and that was the most important thing I could have been doing with my time.
Now, almost 7 months later, I've been regaining my identity and it has also forever changed as well. Sadly, I have lost friends in my journey to motherhood and I've come to grips with that. I realized that I am who I am and I happen to like myself. I know not everyone will like me and life is too short to worry about those who just don't get me. There are plenty of people out there for them to be friends with as well as plenty of others for me to be friends with as well. I've said sorry for anything I did that was unintentionally mean and slowly working on righting my "wrongs" but I not going to say sorry for being me and for putting myself and my family first and why should I. They are not saying sorry for being intentionally or unintentionally mean to me. If they can be who they want to be and be rude, mean, sneaky, and just plan unfriendly, then why should I have to say sorry for being myself. Anyway...I'm getting WAY off topic here. I didn't plan this post to go into this but anyway...it's there and I'm not deleting it. This is my space...if you don't like it as I say about my podcast...there are other blogs you can read.
So...as I've been getting back to: Knitting: which I've managed to do a lot of lately; Podcasting, which I've gotten 3 episodes up in the month of June! Dog training/walking: which I never really stopped doing but have started trying to run with Abby and generally doing the things that I enjoy. I haven't given my wheel Pilar much love lately but hoping that the Tour de Fleece fixes that. You can also join me and other podcasters and podcast listeners in the Team Sasquatch group on Raverly for Tour de Fleece! My goal this year is to spin a min of 5 mins a day during the Tour. Wish me luck! I just hope I can finish some of the project on the needles before the start of it.
Hope you enjoy my thoughts as I really do plan to use this blog space for more than just pictures and incorporate more of my thoughts and ramblings that exist in my head, which is a bit crazy and I'm ok with that! I love who I am. I hope that you love who you are! How can you expect others to like you when you don't like yourself?