Finding Me

Since having Caleb in May this year I’ve spent time thinking about who I am & what I want from life. I lost myself. There’s no denying that the first 6 weeks were the hardest. I was consumed by my experience of having an emergency C-Section & I was in pain while I recovered.

It’s a crucial time after having a Baby & support from friends & family can help massively. The visitors who once flocked to see my Baby Boy had disappeared. It was a reality check.

My life had changed massively but it felt even more intense that friends didn’t keep in touch as often & it became increasingly isolating. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that everyone has their own lives & problems. Never underestimate the power of a text message or having a coffee with someone because it can really help them feel a sense of normality in a chaotic world.

I’ve come to realise that my life has changed but I haven’t. I’m still Leann. Once I discovered that, things started to click back into place & I reached out to friends to remind them I’m still me & I can still get out & about even with a little one.

I even lost myself in the blogging community & felt I wasn’t a part of it.

Who Am I?

I’m Leann; proud Mum, Wife, daughter, auntie, newly appointed Programme Co-Ordinator with a charity & a blogger.

What Do I Want From Life?

I want to set those goals I never thought I could achieve & to push myself from my comfort zone. I want to it for me & for Caleb.

I have lots to look forward to in my new job & home life & I’m looking forward to what the coming months have in store.

12 thoughts on “Finding Me

  1. Welcome back! Definitely take the time you need away from blogging and anything. Taking yourself and sweet Caleb is more important :). It’s good that you’re still yourself. Though, as far as the blogging community goes, hey, don’t feel lost. Sending positive vibes to you and your lovely family.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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  2. This is such a great way to look at it. I think this is something that a lot of new mums go through. It’s good to hear that you’re starting to find yourself again. Personally, I think it’s better for kids growing up to see that their parents are their own people as well as parents. I think it helps them more with finding their own personalities. That could just be me! Anyway, I’m happy to hear you’re finding yourself again and aren’t feeling so lost any more x

    Sophie
    http://www.gowsteady.co.uk

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  3. It’s great to hear you are feeling positive Leann, I imagine having a baby is a huge life change and a lot to get used to. Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts, I am sure a lot of mums can relate to these feelings. Wishing you all the happiness and congratulations on your new job. Lovely to read your update ❤ xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

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  4. I loved reading this because it resonated so much. When I had Flora (emergency C-section) I lost over half my blood and nearly died. It took me a good long while to bond with her and to find myself again. But I have and she’s my proudest achievement. Normality is sometimes seen as commonplace but it’s when we have it that we can really be ourselves. I hope you reach all your goals, and continue to be proud of yourself, xx

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

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