“By the time, my daughter turned two I had another Novella out - written in the snatches of time when she was napping. My daughter was talking and thriving, and I had already had an extreme breakout of stress-related hives coupled with mild depressive phases and a sense of having failed on all fronts.
I had reconciled with my life as a trailing spouse a while ago but the crushing loneliness of new motherhood and feeling like a foreigner got to me. I wanted to fit in yet I wanted to stay true to my roots - I wanted to be a good mother but the unreachable standards of perfection that I had imposed on myself was razing me to the ground.”
The Times of Amma was born from this painful phase and it has since given me the strength to cope.
This is what I spoke about at #figt18nl
and I’ve written about it today.
If you are a #trailingspouse
and or a #newmother
in a new land, please do check out the link in my bio.
Or go to www.timesofamma.com