Being a mother is an amazing thing, really it is. When Chunks came into the world, I couldn’t have been happier; I love her more than anything in the world. But I couldn’t believe how lonely I began to feel. Ever since becoming a mother, I began to feel friends distancing themselves (especially the ones who didn’t have kids themselves) and some family only ever came to visit once.
I decided to be a stay-at-home mother, and start my own business at home. So I don’t have any work colleagues to chat with. My husband accepted a job, and it felt as though he was there constantly (and it still does.) As soon as he gets home I go off to the gym, come home, eat and then go to bed. My days all roll into one with the same routine every day.
It was big shock in the first few months, but now 8 months on, I’ve learned to accept it. I am slowly coming out of my shell and meeting other mums, all while still very much enjoying watching Chunks discover the world.
Like I said at the beginning, I love being a mother and wouldn’t change it for the world. It’s really easy to blog about how great being a mother is, but sometimes we need to share the not so great parts too, and more importantly: showing other mothers feeling the same that they are not alone.