When Doors Open, Close & Get Stuck

The point in my life when I became a mother was without a doubt a turning point for me, not only because of the obvious, but because of the series of doors that have opened and closed for me since giving birth and the doors that I had much difficulty opening.

Last week I celebrated my blog turning 2 and I’ve been able to reminisce through some of the posts I’ve written over the period and it made me realise how much has happened in  my life, how much it has changed and how much I’ve achieved and conquered. Every single thing that has happened, even the bad, has made me who I am today and a much stronger woman at that. 
I thought I’d share some of these posts that form a bit of my personal and parenting journey over the two years of my blogging and you may see some of the changes too. 

Elliott Comes into My Life

Then this happened…

And my first experiences with a very untidy house…

And then I needed to start working to keep my mind from freezing up

And then reality hit, we needed to sell and downsize our house

Dealing with my Post Natal Depression and Anxiety was starting to get on top of me

Even with in dealing with PND, I still managed to keep my blog going because it was one of the very few things that grounded me. 

Mummy guilt was taking its toll

But it was time for our first family overseas holiday, a true test of what it’s like to travel with a a toddler. 

I could finally start to see the light at the end of the tunnel in dealing with my PND.

I learnt how to feel better about myself by not expecting so much from others…

I learnt how to recognise my triggers..

I was so happy that I’d found something I absolutely loved doing in life..

And then this happened..

And I also had to air how I felt about this…

And the terrible twos were in full swing..


But writing has been a huge factor in keeping me going. I’ve loved all the people I’ve met online and in person over the two years I’ve been blogging and I’m so grateful for the opportunities that have morphed out of writing my first crappy blog post two years ago. 

Have you had doors open, close and some that were difficult to open since becoming a parent?

Today I’m linking up with Jess for IBOT

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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  1. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    July 8, 2014 / 1:01 pm

    Eva, I am so sorry for your recent loss. I am unsure how I missed the boat on that one until the other day when I saw your post. I lost a baby too. (Number 3 was an ectopic which resulted in emergency surgery and I blogged it too.)
    I am going to have to sit down one day and find the time to follow your journey here. x

  2. July 8, 2014 / 5:46 pm

    What a great idea to take us on a little journey of your growth and development. I shall have to set aside some time later to read properly. So sad to hear of your recent loss. xx

  3. July 8, 2014 / 5:47 pm

    Haha I can completely relate to this! Even though I haven’t yet had kids, I work with kids. And everyday I go into a household with 4 kids and it’s a bomb site. And everyday I leave the house with it looking perfectly clean and tidy. The next morning it’s a bomb site again. I complain that ‘how hard can it be to keep it clean’ but then again, I’ve seen first hand the mess kids make.

  4. Lisa Berriman
    July 8, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    I am coming back later to read all these. Funny that you do this post as I have a very similar one scheduled for Thursday πŸ™‚

  5. Kathy www.yinyangmother.com
    July 9, 2014 / 8:26 am

    What a great collection mapping your journey of blogging and being a Mum. You’ve come a long way through the difficult times of PND and your miscarriage. X

  6. July 9, 2014 / 11:10 am

    Thanks Kathy. I certainly feel like I’ve accomplished so much, even with the bad things.

  7. July 9, 2014 / 11:11 am

    Thanks Lisa, great minds think alike!

  8. July 9, 2014 / 11:11 am

    Thanks Hope…yes, there’s a bit of reading there!

  9. July 9, 2014 / 11:12 am

    Thanks Jody and I am sorry for your loss too, I hadn’t read about it. I think it’s so important to write about these things.

  10. July 10, 2014 / 7:34 pm

    I really like this ‘sneeze page’. It is still something to read, rather than simply being a collection of links. I’ll use this template as an inspiration one day. Thank you too, for the little journey into you. xx