Oh 2016, what an extraordinary year you were!
Julian grew up so much, from a newborn to a toddler. I did it again, despite having PPD with Pippa, and I’m so proud of myself.
In January, when I was three months postpartum, I felt the PPD beast waking up. I took action asap and contacted my psychiatrist. She increased my Zoloft dose from 100 to 150 mg and put me back on Remeron. I felt better overnight. Over the year, I have watched and monitored and kicked the PPD in the ass.
I revived the mom-to-mom peer support group for PPD and other maternal mood disorders and found it a home at The Family Room.
I started my podcast! And published 26 episodes! I got way out of my comfort zone and interviewed moms and discovered that podcasting is actually in my comfort zone.
I signed up for the Warrior Mom Conference and went and loved it and made new connections and started friendships and learned so much and got inspired and energized.
I hired an editor and got back incredible feedback on my memoir.
I outlined a novel which will be fun to write in 2017.
I started therapy again and unlocked so much potential inside me and sifted through heaps of rubbish.
I tried Kundalini yoga.
I got back into Zumba with a vengeance.
I made a tote bag and sold nine of them and made some money for the first time in my entire life based on a product that I created.
I became a better mom.
I had lots of great mommy dates with Pippa, including two trips to Disneyland.
I bonded with Julian and now he is such a mama’s boy and we have so much fun together.
Nathan and I went on tons of dates.
I painted painted painted and even posted a half dozen paintings for sale on Saatchi Art. I did not sell any paintings and THAT IS FINE. I feel totally great that I took the risk and put myself out there.
I wore my Fitbit all the time and walked 10,000 steps nearly every day. I embraced the power and joy of MOVEMENT.
I became a Warrior Mom Ambassador for Postpartum Progress.
What an awesome year it has been!