But then something happened… I became a mother. For the first time. And as much as people told me this would happen, boy has life taken on a whole new perspective. Has my day to day routine changed much? Not really. Am I sleep deprived? No. Am I nostalgic about my days before baby girl when I could do whatever I wanted when I wanted to do it? Nope. Not a bit. (I really thought I would be though!) But I just feel very differently about a lot of things. In fact, most things. And sometimes I feel as though I have nobody to discuss them with or even someone to bounce ideas off of. So, I believe Spot of Serendipity is changing its ‘course’, so to speak, at least just a little bit. I now feel I have more of a purpose with which to write. Baby girl has become an inspiration for pretty much everything from eating to sleeping to enjoying life’s precious and fleeting moments. For all the mothers reading this, I know you know exactly what I’m talking about. They grow and change SO fast!
I first began changing my diet quite a bit during the last trimester of my pregnancy and especially in the recent past months. I also learned to value sleep during pregnancy – something that I really never gave much thought to. I would just go! go! go! until I passed out somewhere at some point and then get up the next day and do it all over again. That is not sustainable for any length of time without unhealthy consequences. I also drastically changed my view and opinion of giving birth in those last six weeks of pregnancy and even more so since my little angel has entered the world (more on that in another post for another day). I have changed how I feel about ‘family life’ and ‘working mothers’. I have changed how I feel about what is important in life and what can wait. I have even changed my perspective on disciplining children. I have changed my thoughts on educating children. The list could go on and on but the bottom line is, I think as America (and most of the developed world) has progressed in industrialization, technology and business, we have lost touch of the core of humanity and are seeing the detrimental effects of this now as well as in the past three or four decades.
I now feel as though blogs – and writing, in general – very much serve a purpose. I have learned so much from reading others’ life experiences and have been inspired and encouraged by others with my same philosophy on life. I have a hard time finding those same people in my immediate social circle. So I will write now in an attempt to do the same for others as they have done for me. After all, we are one big human race and we should be much more united than we currently are. Maybe the internet has some value in doing just that.