I used to be a teacher, but I escaped soon after my eldest was born. It’s hard to imagine ever going back to that.
I have had depression off and on for the decade and a half since having children. Sometimes it’s a fog that descends and swamps everything. Sometimes it’s just a little voice in the back of my head that tells me I can’t. It sucks. I’m slowly learning how to deal with it better, and to keep life ticking over, even when it’s hard.
It’s been fifteen years of immersing myself in motherhood, and all that it entails. I was very happy to sink into that, but now that I’m out of the fog of babyhood (my youngest is about to turn FOUR – again, how did THAT happen?!), I’m ready to come back to myself again.
Do you have dreams and goals that you’ve shelved for a while? Whether you’ve been waiting until your kids were older, or just until it felt like the right time, I’d love to encourage you to take a step towards those goals right now.
When I was fifteen, I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that I would be a writer… now I’m forty, and I’m finally giving it a go. What about you?
I’m here to talk about making life work, even when you have depression, and about figuring out what you want in life, and going out to get it.