The first few months or so after I gave birth to my first child were a blur of sleepless nights, days without a decent shower, and scrambling to eat to keep up with the never-ending hunger I felt from constant breastfeeding.
I was often exhausted, overwhelmed, angry, sad and confused.
New motherhood brought on a slew of emotions I had little experience with before I had kids.
I needed a way to process those emotions — to make sense of what I was experiencing — so, I turned to writing.
I started this blog in 2013, shortly after I made the decision to leave my job and become a stay-at-home mom.
My first entries were short, often nonsensical ramblings, I never intended many people to see. Though, I guess, subconsciously, I was hoping others would read it, otherwise I would have stuck with an old-school journal.
Regardless of my intent, getting my thoughts about parenting out of my head and on to the screen helped me to work through some of the harder parts of motherhood.
Writing might seem like a simple solution, but for me and others, like Kimberly Zapata, the founder of Greater Than Illness, there is so much more to writing than words on paper.