Sometimes, being a Mum is like being in a tribe. But sometimes... motherhood is lonely.
Sometimes, you're awake in the dead of night with a nursing baby, your husband snoring next to you, your cat curled up and snoozing by your feet, even your wild, childless friends long passed out, and you feel like the only person in the whole world who's not asleep.
Sometimes, you look in the mirror, and you don't even recognize the person looking back at you. Even your own reflection leaves you feeling lost.
Sometimes, you're scrolling through Facebook with a baby attached to you for the third solid hour, and see your friends on a girls' trip, or at your favorite wine bar, or laughing at an inside joke, and you feel like you're the only one on the outside.
Sometimes, despite spending an entire day with another human glued to your chest, you feel like you've been in complete isolation. You haven't spoken normal adult words, in a normal adult voice, to a normal adult human, and in fact, you haven't actually done anything productive at all.
Sometimes, even though he's sitting just on the other side of the couch, your husband feels a million miles away.
Because who has the energy for a coherent conversation after a long day of shushing, bouncing, and rocking a cranky baby, let alone any form of intimacy?
Sometimes, motherhood is just lonely. And that's okay. Because you know what? It’s also rewarding. And fulfilling. And exhilarating, and mind-blowing, and exciting, and about a million other synonyms for “amazing.”
Because even if it feels desolate and empty right now, it won’t always feel that way. .
One day, your baby will stand up on his own, and stumble across the few feet in between you just to fall into your arms, and you will never feel more proud. These are the moments that define motherhood, not the lonely ones.
So to all the mamas out there feeling like the rest of the world has forgotten them: rest assured that it hasn't. It’s still out there, waiting for you to return to it. This is just a season of life, friends. It's a hard one, but it will pass, as seasons do.
In the meantime, remember your tribe. We get you, and we’re with you 🧡~mother.ly
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Good evening everyone! What an incredible morning! I woke up at 5:30am & went wave chasing with @_highertides & @surfybirdy . It started cold (which I don't mind) & the sun was hiding behind the clouds. We were all enjoying the day before the wind got on it. At around 10am, the wind shifted & it was hitting me making me feel cold. Then out of the blue the wind just switched off! The water was this beautiful, clear blue. The sun had peeked out from behind the clouds. There were dolphins swimming past the lineup! It was such an incredible sight!
It was such a fun sesh with so many familiar faces & friends! I met a bunch of great people!
@kittycatkellyyy caught this sickkk right! I was so stoked I was able to capture the sequence! That's shot #1. The 2nd shot is of @jillianbontempo. It was hard choosing 1 shot. She had some really fun slides! The 3rd shot is of @surfybirdy. She is another mermaid that it's hard just to pick 1 shot. She's always dancing on her board! The 4th shot is of @tytytheguyguy. He was photobombed by a seagull during his cutback. The 5th shot is of @_highertides. He has a 6th sense when it comes to finding fun waves. He was also photobombed by a bird in another shot. Lol! The 6th shot is of Chuck. I just met him today. He was riding a beautiful Town & Country board! The 7th shot is of @jakefairbanks__ . In this shot, he has toes on the nose! The last shot is of @alexfurmansky. I also just met him today.
This is just a few of the shots from the 900 or so that I took today! I'm working on emailing shots & editing. I'll be staying up for a while to get as many done as possible. Thanks for your patience. It's hard taking shots all day & then going home & sorting through hundreds of shots & then editing but I love it!
Have a wicked Wednesday evening! See ya at the beach! Bye!
“My father took one hundred and thirty-two minutes to die.I counted.It happened on the Jellicoe Road. The prettiest road I’d ever seen, where trees made breezy canopies like a tunnel to Shangri-La. We were going to the ocean, hundreds of miles away, because I wanted to see the ocean and my father said that it was about time the four of us made that journey. I remember asking, 'What’s the difference between a trip and a journey?' and my father said, 'Narnie, my love, when we get there, you’ll understand,' and that was the last thing he ever said.” ― Melina MarchettaOn the Jellicoe Road •
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