Hello, Dear Reader.
It’s nice to see you again.
I’m still here.
I’m still SnapDragon, but now I’m a mom!
Our little boy came ten weeks early, and while it’s been an insanely stressful adventure, I’m happy to report he’s doing well. He’s our little champ, getting stronger every day.
And so, in this new year and new journey into motherhood, I’m assessing all that was lost–and all that is found–in this carousel ride of life.
On Being Lost & Found
I’ve lost any sense of shame for my body; I am imperfect, yet so very strong.
I’ve found an even deeper layer of love within myself, to give to my husband and to our son.
I’ve lost patience for adults who cannot handle the truth;
and I’ve found the courage to distance myself from such phonies.
I’ve lost sleep;
I’ve found wrinkles.
I’ve lost any and all fucks given for vanity.
I’ve lost the need to second-guess myself and found forgiveness for when I do.
I’m lost in the awe-inspiring mystery of this existence;
I’m found within a circle of friends.
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Lose yourself, so you may find yourself.
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What have you lost, Dear Reader? What have you found? 🕊
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SnapDragon is a Seinfeld-watching homebody who just wants people to be real, yo.
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