This week I am grateful for
those moments when you feel as though everything is beginning to fall into place.
For quite some time now, I’ve been feeling like all I am doing in treading water. My identity has done a complete 180 with motherhood and I’ve been feeling a bit lost when it comes to my path aside from motherhood. I have also been suffering from postpartum depression which has been tough on everyone. Michael has been searching for a new job and for months his prospects have been super bleak. Most of that has to do with the fact that Asheville is a tough place to find a non-service industry job. We were considering moving and all of the jobs he was finding were in cities we were less than thrilled about. Amelia has been teething super fast and it has been super painful for her. Sleepless nights have been aplenty. Sleep deprivation is hard. Period.
I’m a firm believer in the power of manifestation. However, there must be some sort of action behind your manifestations. I definitely don’t believe the whole idea “if you think it then it will happen”. You have to think it & believe it and work towards it. Over the past year I’ve been doing just that – setting strong intentions and working towards them. It’s finally paying off and I feel completely elated about it!
This blog began as a therapeutic outlet for me. I needed something creative and intellectually stimulating to work on. I needed an outlet for my postpartum depression. Writing has always been cathartic for me so a blog seemed like a natural platform. I never imagined that this blog would begin to BOOM like it has been. I feel like I’m thriving in this endeavor. Not only am I enjoying writing I am also enjoying the nerdy, technical aspects of blogging from web design and maintenance to SEO and data analysis of my web traffic. I even felt brave enough to submit a couple of writing pieces to an internationally known online media outlet and received a personal (not automated) response saying the pieces were great but the content is not what they are looking for at this moment. I was encouraged to send more work. I’m feeling invigorated and inspired. It’s been a while since I could say that and it feels really good.
In the past week, Michael has had three job prospects present themselves! The most amazing part is that all three are here in Asheville so we won’t have to move!
As far as sleep deprivation and teething, we have fully embraced and committed to co-sleeping. We have always been off and on co-sleepers. Amelia likes her crib and usually sleeps deeper if she’s in it. However, like with all aspects of parenting and babies, once you get used to a rhythm it will then change. I plopped Amelia in bed with us and BAM sleep is happening for all. I have mixed feelings about full-time co-sleeping, but honestly I’m going with it because everyone is sleeping better because of it and I can’t see anything other than positivity in that.
So there you have it. Things are falling into place and looking up and it feels amazing. I love when the universe comes around for you. It validates all the struggles and hardships. It reminds you that everything happens for a reason. Such a notion is extremely comforting.
Thank you to everyone who has been supporting Type A Mamas. I am super grateful.