I know I'm the type that feeds off energy, which can be terrible. I make a point to surround myself with positive, grateful, affirming people, and in turn, I feel positive, grateful and give affirmations.
Negativity brings me down - doesn't it do that to everyone though?
As much as we'd all like to be in person, feeding energy from people's movements, their radiant light exuding out and feel their pain and strength....COVID SUCKS and things are still just as virtual as before. Last year at the MoMMa's Summit, I still felt the energy, the passion and the remembering of my why. Why do I do this? Why do I think its' important to advocate, to speak up and to listen in on people's ideas, the policies that they changed?
I don't know. Perhaps, to rid myself of the guilt that I didn't do ENOUGH.
Perhaps, my anger and adrenaline of our health care system and how it fails mothers fuels me.
What fills my cup more than anything though is the future I want my daughter (and daughter in law) to have. My nieces to not have to worry about their postpartum journeys. To be a change even if it affects no one else but the people I love.
So if you're able, won't you join me?
Click here to find out more and how you can register: https://www.2020mom.org/2021-annual-forum
In 2012, my daughter was born at 31 weeks due to Preeclampsia and spent 43 days in the NICU. When I found out I was pregnant again, I became anxious about history repeating itself. He was born at 34 weeks in 2016. I had another premature baby, another NICU stay, another preeclampsia diagnosis. This time, I added postpartum depression to my history.