It wasn’t until I became a mom that I started noticing a desire within me to really connect on a deeper level with other women. Now, it should be noted that I am a textbook introvert, and also deal with debilitating anxiety and clinical depression, so a lively social life has never been an aspiration of mine. Being around other people absolutely drains me – mentally, emotionally and even physically – despite the enjoyment of their company. For every day spent out of the house, I generally need another day (or two) to recuperate where we do chores at home and don’t go anywhere at all.
With my days being spent alone (for the most part) with a toddler, I am making a conscious effort to deliberately seek out other women to live life alongside. The women’s small group Bible study at our church, a weekly mommy & me music class, playdates with other moms of littles who are in a similar life stage, a local MOPS group, a book club, this blog, are all ways I am making an intentional effort to go deeper with others, beyond small talk and pleasantries, and link arms rather than lock eyes with other women. We’re all in this together, mamas!
This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is “connect”.