Being a new parent has taught me a lot about myself. It is especially difficult when the these lessons expose my shortcomings. It has always been difficult for me to admit to others that I need help or I am unable to follow through with something; however, I can usually admit it to myself. I am not sure why but for the last 5 months I have been trying to convince myself that I can handle all of the commitments I have made to myself. I was bouncing back and forth between projects and something always seemed to suffer. As my stress levels climbed, I began to realize that something was wrong but I still was not being honest with myself. (more…)

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