Mindful Monday: Weary

Hello beautiful wonderful people!

Today should be another regular Mindful Monday post, but, as the title suggests, I’m not really in the headspace to do a whole roundup of my life at the moment.

Bringing our baby girl home has definitely had a huge effect on where my brain is at – being on maternity leave and doing almost nothing apart from taking care of her and attempting to sleep. (ha ha ha…)


The last few days have felt kind of like I’m slowly coming up for air – not that I’ve really felt like I was drowning though. I’ve definitely felt very far out of my depth when it comes to this mom/parenting thing, which I’ve heard is a feeling that never really goes away, but I’m starting to at least understand better what I’m doing and how to troubleshoot when need be. Thankfully we have a very sweet, happy baby.

Going into my third week away from work, I’ve started to get a little restless mentally. Not being able to really leave the house has probably been part of it, but that will hopefully be over next week. We’ll just have to see. I’m definitely starting to feel an itch to get back into all my writing projects, not just the blogging – it’s just a matter of finding enough time to dive back in.

And not just writing, but all the other things I spend my time on too, like the laundry! No, just kidding. But I do miss cooking dinner and organizing random things around the house and whatever else I did before I had the baby… someone remind me? Ha.

I have one more tiny-human-related post going up on Friday and then we’ll get back to my more regularly scheduled programming. Exciting, right?! I don’t know. We’ll see.

Love and kindness,

Katharine Marie

Posted by Katharine Espinosa

Katharine is a freelance writer, editor, and aspiring author. She loves coffee, chocolate, cats, and riding her horses on the weekends. She lives in rural Texas with her husband and daughter.

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