First – thanks to everyone for the well wishes and kind words in emails, tweets, and comments since my last post. I was at my rock bottom when I wrote it, and your messages have meant soooo much these past days.
As an update – I’ve been on Zoloft for several days now and am already feeling some positive effects. It seems a fog is starting to lift, and the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel is starting to shine. I even enjoyed some of my weekend with the Monkey, something I haven’t been able to honestly say in a long time, if at all. I also started seeing a therapist this morning and really appreciated the chance to talk to someone about all the feelings that have been swirling around in my head. With the continuation of these two therapies, I think I’ll start coping with motherhood quite a bit more effectively.
As for the blog – I’ll be back to writing fairly soon, and I think I’ll be doing most of my blogging here on The Tightrope for a little while. Until I’m ready to write about career-related stuff again, I’m not sure I want to be clogging up the LabSpaces network with talk of motherhood and postpartum depression…these just don’t seem to fit that well under the LS banner. If you’re game for that brand of blogging, however, just continue following me over here at my old blog home. Hope to see some of you soon.