Sometimes I stumble across an article or essay that sums up what I’ve been thinking/feeling about an issue, and I’m relieved I didn’t have to write it. Because, you know, tired.
For instance, I’ve often thought that motherhood has deeply changed me. Not in a I’m-now-wiser-and-less-selfish kind of way, although I hope that’s true, at least a little bit. More in a but-seriously-I-think-I’ve-been-permanently-and-profoundly-altered-in-more-than-just-the-stretch-marks way.
And, I don’t know, I don’t always love the thought of that because my original self and I were pretty tight.
Today I read Jamie Martin‘s thoughts about how she believes motherhood changed her personality, and I resonated with them. Some questions to consider: What do you do when the person you always were gives way to the person you have to be as Mom? How do you keep being the you you while also being the you your kids need? (Hint: they aren’t always the same person).
These are questions I don’t have the answers to. Jamie might not either. But it’s nice to know I’m not alone in the asking.