Coming up for Air
The last year and a half threw me hard. Some intense ups and downs have kept me under water and I’m just now feeling able to get my feet back under me a little. I was excited to find out I was pregnant in the Spring of 2017, and around the same time I registered for the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner training. Then in September of that year I experienced a deep personal loss and the second half of my pregnancy passed in a bit of a haze. My daughter was born in the winter and the past year has been the most wonderful, life-expanding, and challenging that I have ever experienced. Sleep is still up and down, but I’m starting to feel like I have the slightest of handles on day-to-day parenting. I can at least go to the grocery store without a week of advanced planning, which is a major accomplishment.
So here I am, with Spring rapidly approaching after our snowiest winter in decades and the most difficult year and a half of my life, finally feeling ready to go. After more than a year of survival mode, I’m getting the itch to dive (or very slowly inch) back into the work that calls to me. I’m almost a year out from completing NTP training and I’m so ready to get started working with families to prepare their bodies and minds for brand new little humans. I’m excited to start writing again and connecting with people in this community. My brain is ready to explore and share more research.
And I am SO ready to get back outside. This winter has kept me inside more than I am used to and I need to get myself and this little munchkin out into the mountains. (Side note: If you live in the Seattle area and want to get out for hikes, with or without little ones, please reach out! I’m always on the lookout for adventure buddies, especially those who will indulge my obsession with talking about body science.)
For anyone who has stuck with me through this hiatus, thank you! And to anyone new, welcome, I’m so glad to have you here! The blog has been on my mind this whole time, and I’m pumped for what’s to come.