Before the dirty nappies and nipple cream, before the lunch boxes and lost school hats, you were simply you.
Then babies come along and you grew another layer, the top layer that takes the brunt of life for a while. I think the technical term is, the mum layer*.
Keeping a grasp of those passions and hobbies that you may have had before kids can often be hard. Maybe it is your career that you miss?
With the birth of my first child, I was slapped in the face with the reality that life changes. I was not my biggest priority anymore and how I spent my time was no longer dictated by me. Wow! I wanted to call up all those advice givers who said that my life wouldn’t change if I didn’t let it and call bullshit! If I didn’t let my life change for a while I was simply going to be miserable trying to battle motherhood.
But children are only small for such a short time and now I am able to explore new creative pursuits and doing the things that I love.
Today Dr Sash and I chat about how to hold onto the “you” under the mum layer and why letting that layer rule for a while isn’t such a bad thing.
*Not a real layer. Completely made up. But if I was aiming for a Dr in front of my name maybe that could be the subject of my thesis.
Who is Dr. Sash?
Dr. Sash is a clinical psychologist and blogger at From The Left Field. Lucky for me she is my regular guest and is on hand this series helping figure out all the junk that floats around in our heads. The do’s, don’ts, why’s and why not’s.
Think of her as your regular Dr. Phil. Only with hair. And a potty mouth. Minus the Texan Drawl, trophy wife and multi-million dollar empire. So, nothing like Dr. Phil at all really…..
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