I've been working on (finally) writing a piece about my experience with having antepartum depression and anxiety for my first baby. When I started the process of looking back at how I felt in 2011, I was worried that my memories were fading. I was so happy to learn that I had written about it extensively on my personal blog back then. I keep forgetting the thing exists.
Last night I spent hours reading posts from a time now gone. I wrote,
It was emotional and hilarious, reading the thoughts of my 34-year-old self, first-time mom and newlywed. We went through so much in such a short amount of time. And now looking back at how we handled ourselves I feel so proud of our clarity and openness to feelings that could have otherwise been pretty tragic. Take a look at what I posted in December of 2012, our first Christmas as a family of 3.:
I think we should write a real Christmas newsletter.
Are you finding ways to document your motherhood journey? Is it in a journal? Instagram? A blog?
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Hi. I'm Lindsay. Daughter, sister, wife, mother and collector of useless (and useful) information.