Episode #30 | Personal Update + MY Experience with Postpartum Anxiety
I know it’s been a few months since I’ve released a podcast episode, but I’ve been dealing with what I feel like is a pretty important chapter of my life and I would like to share that with you.
This is a very personal update for me, but this is also the kind of stuff that I enjoy sharing and connecting with other people on. I definitely have felt self-conscious regarding my lack of episodes this year, and I’ve been sitting on my hands waiting for our studio to be set up again (we’ve moved it from one room to another), waiting for my schedule with a toddler to feel more secure so I can interview guests, etc. Essentially, I’ve come to the conclusion that not everything needs to be an absolutely perfect scenario for things to be done, and I’m in a space where sharing and getting this done period feels important for me.
With all that said, I did record this episode with my iPhone headset during Phoenix’s nap last week, so you will hear a sound machine in the background and I believe a train going by at some point.
Nothing groundbreaking in this episode, just trying to share my personal experience with overwhelm, postpartum anxiety and my first experience with depressive tendencies and thought patterns.
Also, want to note that I’m doing really really good as of a couple of weeks ago, and I feel like I’m in a good place to share and hold space for you if maybe this is something you suspect you’re going through. Counseling is on the horizon for me, I’m just kind of doing the insurance dance and making sure I find someone that works for me. I’m not a doctor, but I think it’s safe to say that if you’re struggling and are in a position to get counseling — do it! I went to counseling for a few years and it was so so helpful for me.
I would like to get into the habit of sharing more on my podcast and starting up interviews again. I’ll most likely be doing more solo episodes in the meantime so feel free to send me episode topics! Please remember to subscribe and review the podcast if you like it!
****Lastly, I know this may seem extreme but I want to make it clear that if you feel suicidal or like your depression is consuming you’re life, feel free to call 1-800-273-8255 to talk to someone for free.***