Energizer bunny?

June 15, 2012

Someone remarked today, after spending a couple minutes with me, that I seemed so energized for a new mom.

I wasn’t sure what to say.

Thanks! I think?
Why thank you, I took my vitamins this morning!
Energized? Yeah, I charged my batteries last night.

I have to admit, I’m not sure I agreed with this energized-accusing person. Looking in the mirror in the mornings, my most alert self I do not see. But, I started thinking about it a bit and, aside from my physical appearance, maybe I am energized…

My daughter. She energizes me.
She exhausts me, but she energizes me. (You know?)

The fact that I’m completely flexible in schedule, that I don’t have to count down the days until my defined maternity leave might end or worry about arranging child care, energizes me. Makes me feel more alive. More content. In some odd way, more free to be me.

I don’t have to “go back to work.” My life is my work. I’m adjusting to my new life, with my new role of Mama Dearest Snugglebunny. I get to incorporate that role into my life, into my work. And vice versa.

I’m happy. And tired. And fulfilled and openminded and excited.


I have a beautiful, healthy child, a wonderful husband, half a dozen projects to focus on and learn from and grow, and the freedom to do just about all of it when I want and how I want.

I have a lot of people that inspire me, push me, and who I would love nothing more than to help achieve the same freedoms.

And perhaps, I suppose, all of that energizes me.

So there, Energizer accuser! :)

I better go plug in,

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