And the dual dueling identities of personhood and motherhood
This is my life, so relatable Nicci:
"As Moana’s credits end and Stinky and Dirty start singing about sno-cones, I think of the essay I started two weeks ago and have been trying to finish ever since. About the novel I haven’t touched in nearly a month. About the ads I’m supposed to create each week and the promotion I’m supposed to be doing to sell copies of the book I’ve already published. About the classes I have paid for and not watched. About the workout I promised myself. I think about the piled-up dishes and the full inboxes and the overflowing Safari tabs and the dirty bathrooms, none of which get the attention they need."
Literally, all of it. Relatable. (Minus the ads to create - I do not do ads.)
It was a constant battle for me - being Mom and doing my job. I felt guilty when I wasn't there for my children and guilty when I couldn't be at work.
Been right there with you so many times. Hope he feels better soon … remember … this too shall pass. 💛
Hang in there, Nicci! Hope the baby (and Mama) feels better soon. xo