My name is Rachel…
I am a runner.
I am a supporter of local businesses.
I am a coffee addict.
I am a fan of craft IPAs.
I am a lover of yummy food.
…and I am a postpartum depression and anxiety survivor.
Lately, it’s been a bit hard to talk about, which is unusual for me. But there have been many days where I have really struggled as of late.
The feelings came on much later this time around. I got really comfortable with the idea that I would be spared this time around. I was wrong. And that’s okay.
See, I really want to be all of these things WITHOUT also having the PPD/A, but (at least for now) it’s a part of my life. Personally, I know I’ll get through this. I know I’ll survive. But for now, I’ll be dealing with this unwelcome guest — the one who comes and goes as she pleases; the one who shows up at unexpected moments; the one who lingers for longer than I’d like. But I’ll get through this. I’ve been through it twice before and I’ll get through it again.
If you are struggling with postpartum depression and/anxiety PLEASE seek help. And if you want someone to talk to or cry to, shoot me a DM. ❤️
You are NOT alone!