So this is it, my first ever blog post…deep breath.
7 years ago my first daughter was born, it turned my world upside down and I lost myself. I live in France and the doctor put me on anti-depressants for 2 years. I was a wreck, with a business to run the general feeling was that I needed to pull myself together. I didn’t have anyone to talk to who really understood. I was surrounded by super mums who without meaning to made me feel utterly inadequate and incapable. My husband was my rock and I don’t know what I’d have done without him…at this point do feel he deserves a mention!
Gradually I clawed my way out of the pit and 4 years later I was pregnant with our 2nd daughter. I was scared but determined not to slip back in the pit. I know the warning signs now and have prevention methods I use that really help me.
By fighting back and doing things that I enjoyed before I had children I am a better Mum and a better person. I love my family and enjoy family time but I do struggle. I’m no earth mother! What I have learnt though is that there is no ‘right way’ to be a Mum and you need to find your own way.
I hope my blog will connect with parents like me. Some days are a series of events I need to get through before I can sit down with a big, fat glass of wine. It’s not wrong to admit that. I also hope to inspire, guiltlessly, that enjoying life without your children is ok.
So that’s enough of the deep stuff…….
Hoping for lots of comments..you can also email me – firstname.lastname@example.org