The story so far: I used to be a graduate student in Religious Studies, but after my mom died in September 2008, I slowly realized I was done with it and stopped putting off pregnancy. My baby was born in October 2009. Now I’m her stay-at-home mom, and the only thing I still write is this collection of essays. I aim to post something new once a month, and sometimes I also make minor changes to older entries.
My topic is motherhood, especially the impact motherhood has on me as a person. Why make those musings public? Because it’s the only thing that gets me to “finish” a piece of writing–and parenting has so few tangible results that seeing something finished is suddenly important to me. But when I write about my personal struggles, I’m also wondering if I can pay forward some of what I’ve gained from reading quietly about others’. If my writing gets you to tell your own story in the comments here or on your own blog, then I figure I’ve won.