There is less than a week left in 2018. Can you believe it?! The new year is fast approaching, and I have so many exciting things planned for you in 2019 that I can hardly wait!
But before we get into any of that, I wanted to take a deep breath and slow down for a moment. This blog didn’t even exist a year ago, and it definitely wouldn’t be where it is today without you. So I want to take a moment to say, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. It’s so amazing to connect with you, to hear your stories, and to hear that my stories are helping you connect with yourself in such meaningful ways. So thank you – so much – for reading, and for sharing your stories with me!
To wrap up the year I thought it would be fun to look back. So these are the most popular posts from 2018. All thanks to you!
#1: Getting Things Done When You’re Exhausted & Overwhelmed
By far my most popular post. This tells me one big thing:
We’re all exhausted and overwhelmed. None of us has our shit together, no matter how it might look on social media. Try to go easy on yourself, my friend, and check out the 7 ways I manage to get anything done when I’m exhausted and overwhelmed.
Because “of course life doesn’t usually allow for vacations from reality.”
#2: Why I’m NOT Trying to Get my Pre-Baby Body Back
“Society would tell me that what I really need is a good diet and exercise plan. That I need to buckle down and lose the baby weight. And the implication is always that I’ll be happier if I do this. Even that weight loss will make me a better mom.”
These are the 4 reasons I’m okay with my post-baby weight gain.
#3: “I’m Just Tired”: What It Really Means to Someone With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
“My limbs are weighted down. Every movement takes more energy and intention than it should, and I move slowly, like pushing through mud. Everything aches and shakes. Earlier I tried to open a jar, but my hands refuse to cooperate and rather than opening it I dropped it.”
This is what chronic fatigue really feels like.
#4: Things I Needed to Hear Before Becoming a Mom
“I’m not sure anyone is ever really prepared to become a parent for the first time. And adding postpartum depression and anxiety into the mix certainly doesn’t help. But one of the biggest problems I experienced was the story society tells about becoming a mother.”
These are 8 things I wish someone had told me before I became a mom (because sometimes it sucks).
#5: I Survived Postpartum Depression & Anxiety… And So Will You
“I’m not writing this because my experience with postpartum depression and anxiety is unique in any way. I’m writing this because my story is not unique at all.”
This is my story, and here is my promise: things will get better.
Thank you again for making this year so awesome. See you in 2019, my friend!