If I’m being honest, one of the biggest challenges I’ve had since becoming a mama is connecting.
If I’m being honest, there are times I look at pics of groups of girlfriends on annual trips and my heart pangs from a bit of…sadness/jealousy/curiosity/
If I’m being honest, having your kid on a schedule is amazing, but it makes it hard to do anything after 7pm. Especially when you’re solo-parenting, either a few nights a week. To those single-mamas and papas…you are my heroes.
If I’m being honest, I didn’t want to add another thing to my plate this year. I keep hearing more and more–this morning even while curling my hair–about white-space.
If I’m being honest, sometimes it’s hard to be the person who feels like she’s complaining about the lack of community when in all honesty, I’m incredibly blessed with amazing friends, colleagues and family.
So all this honesty begs the question–why do I still desire connection? Face-to-face? Conversation? Well, I think that’s part of creation. The Garden of Eden. We were not made to do life alone. And while my 30’s have been AMAZING, you guessed it. If I’m being honest, they’ve been kinda lonely.
I’m saying so what, who cares and jumping in. Starting this evening, I’m gonna gather online while I sit in my favorite jammies and connect with other mamas who work outside the home. There are some specific challenges that I know my other workin’ mama friends can understand. And while this group was intended to be for folks in my area–Central KY–I’m gonna open it up tonight and see what happens. So if you’re interested, join up here and you’ll get info about tonight’s gathering. (And don’t worry about the date and time–if you’re interested, hop on and we’ll figure out the best common meeting time for all those who want to commit for 6 weeks as we read Women are Scary!)