It’s March 2022. I don’t know about you, but my mind (and Facebook memories) is filled with reflections on the last two years. I’m tired. I know you are too. We’ve all been through a LOT since March 2020.
Our motherhood narratives are filled with the unexpected, parts we would never have chosen for ourselves and our children. We know about the shift that happens: in our bodies, our hearts, our souls, our expectations, our jobs, our loves, our priorities.
We have been here before. This is the goop. Our pre-pandemic lives have dissolved, are dissolving. It’s horrible and real and frightening and exhausting. We are being remade, even as we resist the transformation. I think that’s why it can be so painful.
In this solo podcast, I’ve collected my thoughts, your stories and stats, and my research and stories to reflect on how the pandemic has affected me as a woman and mother.
This episode is NOT a Patreon download this month because I wanted everyone to be able to listen, reflect, and share their experiences about surviving during this unique era. If you participated in the polls and reflection posts on the Motherhood Metamorphosis Podcast page in March, you may hear your story on the podcast too.
If this episode encouraged you, I’d love to have you consider a Pateron donation. The $5 per month tier grants you access to the last two solo episodes, “How to strengthen your intuition” and “Good mother/bad mother: reframing the narrative in our heads”.
Our Brains Want the Story of the Pandemic to Be Something It Isn’t By Joe Pinsker