I forced myself to make a list of five activities, pursuits, or interests that are important for me to remember in the year following childbirth. I try to look at it now as well as then to remind myself of the personal interests I want to maintain along with motherhood.
Get crafty ”“ do fun art projects
Swim ”“ the whole triathlon may have to wait
Read ”“ something other than infant books
See pals ”“ brunch as well as idle chatter are delicious together
Play games ”“ I always used to beat my spouse at Scrabble before pregnancy, now it’s sort of even
The book mommy Guilt has subsequently challenged me to come up with 50 things I love to do… so, I now have a list of 117 things (because making lists is on my extended list!). more on that here. ?