Wow! y'all today I turn 32!
At some point last year I guess between having a baby and becoming a sahm I lost an entire year of my life. I somehow didn't remember turning 31 and still thought for most of the year I was 30. Time flies, you don't necessarily have to be having fun.
With that said the past year has taught me a lot!
It has taught me that karma is indeed a bitch.
People will lose interest in you.
You will lose yourself.
Life will continue without you.
Hard times, good times and all the in-between will come at you like a freight train, whether you like it or not.
People you didn't think were there for you are, people that you did aren't.
Post-partum depression has nothing to do with how much you love your child. And you have no control over it.
Loving your child has nothing to do with how much you love your husband.
Taking time for yourself isn't selfish, it's self-care nothing works well without maintenance.
You will have to learn all over again how to date, even if it is the man you started dating 12 years ago and married 7.
Resting Bitch Face is common, you aren't alone.
Motherhood is a job for which you never get paid by monetary value, nor will some ever know your true worth. "Aint no women alive that could take my Mama's place" - Tupac
Regardless of how exceptionally dressed you are, your child will throw a tantrum anywhere, anytime. No fucks given.
Your child will love you more than any toy, clothes, or cartoon character. Be present.
Note to self:
I recently watched a YouTube video by Kalynn Nichols where she said something along the lines of no matter what the year had in store for you goods or bad, it taught you something and therefore be grateful it happened.
Not in those exact shitty words but you get the jist of what I am saying.
A lot of incredibly shitty things happened to me last year, a lot of incredibly amazing things happened for me last year.
The great thing about living is the ability to have another year to mend relationships, have more babies, love better, dance more, travel often, eat well, and love life.
So cheers year 32, let's see what you've got for me.