12 Months Postpartum

I have officially been a mom for 1 year. It has been such a roller coaster journey for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love being Selena’s mom. But I admit that it has been more difficult than I had imagined. I honestly don’t know what I would have done without my mom, sister, and grandma. They all helped me so much, especially my mom.

I have learned so much in the first year of raising a baby. It has been so hard to be a mom and work. I would have loved to stay home with the baby for the first year at least, but here in the United States, many of us don’t have the option to stay at home and not work. Working is a necessity for many of us who have to raise our babies. I was lucky enough that for the first year of Selena’s life, she was taken care of by only family. Right now I currently have a part time job, which is a struggle because sometimes it is hard to budget all the bills and everything I need for Selena on such a small income. However, if I had a full time job, that would be more time that I would have to spend away from Selena.

My goal for this year is to make enough money with my businesses so I can spend more time with Selena and finally move out and get a house for just the two of us. If for some reason, my businesses don’t take off by the end of the year, I will most likely start applying for a full time job.

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