I made a decision to post about my lingering postpartum depression on Facebook a few months ago and I received such a wonderful little outpouring of support and well-wishes. Wonderful enough to life the lid off the bad spiraling funk I was in…the lift let in some light, some goodness, and while I don’t know if it’s ever possible to feel “cured” fully, I have been doing so much better since then.
I wanted to mention that I appreciated everyone’s thoughts, love, and encouraging commentary so very much since I believe that at least a few of my close friends and family are also readers here. Please know that your little bit of communication makes everything a bit brighter. It’s really difficult for extroverts to lead somewhat isolated lives, and it’s being away from friends that I find most draining and exhausting during this strange and transitional phase in my life. Every “hi” helps a great deal, and I’ve been lucky enough to be in touch with a handful of old friends during this past week. The amount of proverbial spring it puts into my step is noticeable.
Most of you are far away, but I’m not without you.
Thank you. I love you.