On February 11, 2020 I posted my first blog post introducing myself. A blog was on the to-do list for ages and I recall being extremely proud of taking the step. Those who know me know that I have always loved reading and writing. My high school English teacher (we are still in contact) taught me how to write a properly cited research paper. I credit my parents for my love of reading because our home was always full of books! The library is one of my favorite places and I hope to visit again in 2023! We’ll see what the future holds.
I am amazed that one year has passed. I am getting close to the anniversary of the point where life paused and the world shifted. So much happened in 2020 and my first blog post would have had a different title had I been able to foreshadow the remainder of the year. Mental health is my specialty and my work multiplied a hundredfold. Mental health professionals did not get specialized training on how to help our clients navigate 2020. Keep in mind that we were simultaneously experiencing the same events that our clients brought into our counseling spaces. I did my best to provide coping strategies within this space knowing that the only certain aspect of my world was my nursing toddler and her ongoing request for my milk!
“My professional life and my personal life have collided and this is the final outcome. Mental health, motherhood and breastfeeding is a way of life for me…”Salimah
The above quote was taken from my first blog post. Mental health, motherhood and breastfeeding continues to be a way of life for me one year later. These three areas come naturally (after years of practice) which leaves me no other choice but to write about them. Each area comes with challenges that I will save for a future blog. I am grateful for every reader, every comment and every person that has hit the share button. I am human and I may miss a comma here and there. My only hope is that I have educated and inspired my readers. For me, that’s enough to keep on writing about mental health, motherhood and (breast/chest/human) milk!
Until Next Time,
Peace Love & Breastmilk™
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