First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby and a blog..
Hi All! Welcome to my very first post! Wow! I've been wanting to write a blog for quite some time now, and fear has always gotten the best of me. Now, after attending a wonderful event called #WeAllGrowFamilia, were I met tons of inspiring bloggers, and a week later going to and listening to an inspirational speech from the wonderful, Tony Robbins, I said "Why not? What's the worse that can happen?" So, here is my baby! If you love it great! If you think I'm just a crazy mom, that's cool too! I aspire to share my stories of my journey in motherhood, marriage, and being a full time working woman in order to inspire others to open up and share and learn, we are not alone!
First things first, if you have no idea who this crazy lady is, here's a little bit about myself.
The name is Yesica (pronounced like Jessica, just with a Y), I am in my early 30's, very early 30's, okay I'm 30! I come from a Latino single parent household, I am the eldest of 4 (the youngest only being 8). I had a very interesting (to say the least) upbringing, I was constantly bullied in school to a point that I dropped out of high school before I was 18 and started working full time. Working was great (or so I thought), I was able to help out my single mother financially and I enjoyed the perks of having a little bit of cash (what teen wouldn't). Any who, my husband inspired me to go back to school and gave me the option of going back to get my high school diploma or enrolling in college. I chose the bigger challenge and started college (something that my young self never imagined). Well turns out, I loved school, I loved college, and I loved connecting with people. After earning my AA in Business, I transferred to Cal State Los Angeles and obtained my Bachelors degree in business. Little ol' me with a college degree, the first one in my family to graduate from a university.
Two weeks after graduating, I set foot on the next big chapter of my life marrying my long term boyfriend, George (I waited 10 years for this moment). A year later we welcomed our biggest pride and joy, Emily. Becoming a mother has probably been the biggest joy and challenge that I've ever faced. Early on after giving birth, I was hit with post postpartum depression, there would be moments that I would just cry from feeling so lost and alone. I always tell my new mommies "make sure someone is there to help you, inspire you, and tell you, you are doing a great job!" As first time mommies, we get so lost focusing on the baby "is the baby eating," "are they sleeping too long," "why are they crying?" that we forget about ourselves. A counselor once told me "in order for your baby to be good, you have to take care of yourself first." True story, you have to take care of you! Man, you take these birthing classes, breastfeeding classes, baby everything classes but, what about "your life (and body) after birth? It was a rude awakening for me and it took me a long time to surpass my depression.
Talking about it to other women and opening up to what I was going through helped me so much! The more I opened up, the more I realized that us women have so much in common! I found so much comfort in opening up and hearing other women tell me their stories and finding all of these mommy groups and events . That's were this blog came into mind, I felt the need to share my stories, I needed to let women know that they are not alone! To invite them to connect with me, share with me, and even join me on my mommy adventures! If it reaches many, great, if it's just me alone going on crazy rants, that's fine too! I'm just happy to take this first step and I look forward to evolving and improving over time! I hope you all enjoy these crazy stories!