I just started sending out holiday cards that read ”All is great here and we’ve just moved from the beach to a small mountain community.” I suppose it’s all true. We did move, and basically everything is pretty great most of the time. But it skips over the actual state of my mental health, and that’s unfortunate. I wish it said something like ”Rae deals daily with the heaviness of her thoughts during her postpartum depression. She’s scared it will come back somehow. She’s scared she didn’t bond with her youngest. She spends most days worried about the strength of her marriage. She does all this with a grace even she doesn’t understand.”
Yeah, that would have been better.