Life goes on

I’m still around. I plan to be back to blogging at the end of the month to take part in the PPK forum’s vegan blog challenge (like a cookbook challenge, but with blogs instead). The idea is to try at least three recipes from a blog that one hasn’t previously made and then post pictures and comments and all that stuff. It should be fun, and help get me out of my rut.

Not that anyone asked for a reason, but the primary reason I’m breaking from blogging has to do with my issues with depression/suspected PMDD. Ever since I got pregnant with Lou Who, something has been extremely off in my brain and my mood swings are very severe and I get angry at the drop of a hat over nothing whatsoever. It’s NOT fun to have screaming matches with my 3-year-old. How can I expect her to be a sweet, nice person if all she sees modelled is a hormonal mom on a rampage for weeks on end?

So, I’m taking steps to remedy the situation. I’m engaged in some cognitive behavioural therapy (two weeks in and it’s already helped immensely with a number of things) and on this coming Monday I have an appointment to talk with my doctor about trying Zoloft. The idea is to be on it for a few months, then wean off, and see if it will get those nerves firing properly at one another again.

In the meantime, I’m taking one day at a time and very very much enjoying not having to blog every week on top of everything else (much as I love blogging here).

So, I’ll plan to see you at the end of June. In the meantime, enjoy this picture of my new pair of shoes, because JELLY SHOES.

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5 thoughts on “Life goes on

  1. It’s very brave of you to be so open and honest about this time in your life. Kudos for taking the steps you need to take for a healthier you and to become the role model for your children that you want to be.

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  2. Anne Roy

    jelly shoes! I remember buying a pair in Canada in 1981 ,… my colleagues (all older women) just stared …
    they do say cognitive behavioural therapy is very effective & it will be for you … looking forward to seeing you post in July … Anne

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  3. I agree with edensway, it is so important for other moms to hear that motherhood is not always a magical fairytale. I am so grateful to moms I knew who had the courage to publicly admit their midnight “failures” because it broke down the barriers of isolation and helped me realize I was not alone. It’s the one piece of advice I offer to new moms: anyone who tells you that motherhood is perfect is probably not being honest.

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