Dog days are defined as “a time period or event that is very hot or stagnant, or marked by dull lack of progress.”
That’s kind of what the thick of PPD feels like. Stagnant. Dull. Lack of progress.
But you know? At some point, that feeling ends. And you realize you ARE making progress. Will there be setbacks? Probably. But that doesn’t mean you’re back to zero. It’s like the random hot day of 90+ degree temps we get here into October.
It’s not permanent. Tomorrow will be better.
In some ways, I’m glad we’re wrapping up the rally soon and in others? I’d keep going like this, letting women tell their stories, indefinitely. I think that’s what’s most important in terms of busting the stigma that surrounds mental illness.
The next-to-final post of the rally is a vlog from Kim.
Kim is a warrior mom, a Boy Mom, and all around awesome. She also has Chuck Norris on speed dial. My heart and thoughts have been constantly with her for the past three weeks now. But so have Chuck’s, so she’s good. 🙂
She writes the blog All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something and you can find her on Twitter.