Taking the Backseat
Does anyone here feel like no one cares about you, what you can contribute and who you are because of your baby?
I don't really know how to explain it, but I went through this bout of depression because I felt like there was this baby bump-shaped shadow that I had to live under. I couldn't do anything or go anywhere without people reminding me that I'm pregnant (as if the protruding belly weren't enough of a reminder), rubbing my belly without asking, and worst of all, not talking to me unless it was baby related.
I still feel like there is more that Veronica has to offer besides a baby. I still feel like I have gifts and talents and abilities that people overlook because I'm pregnant and married. Really, and I've always had a problem with this, I want to be Veronica, not "his mom" or "His wife", if that makes any sense. Not that I want to undo what I've done, I just want to make a name for myself too, not just in relation to other people.
Am I a bad person for feeling this way? Should I just give it up and just be content with where I am right now?
Has anybody else ever felt this way?
An I'm glad I'm not alone. I was scared I was being a crappy person for having these feelings.