If you’ve had a baby or plan to have one or know someone who might have a baby or already did — in other words, if you’re human — you’ve heard of the struggle to regain the “old self.” This is the person you were before a whole ‘nother person came along and the struggle to regain the old self is real. I spoke with my friend Hillary Frank on her parenting podcast, The Longest Shortest Time, about, essentially, for lack of a better word, rebranding yourself after kids. Shopping for a new swimsuit, owning those “last five pounds” and crafting a new body image; it’s all in there. Please listen and subscribe to the podcast here.
You never get back to your old self. Not mentally or physically. Sometimes it’s big changes, sometimes more subtle.
You will make yourself certifiable on the post baby quest for your old self.
Embrace the new you. It will save a lot of time and energy that you can devote to fucking remembering to sign the kindergarten reading log.
-4 kids, 15 lbs up and zero mental capacity anymore