I remember reading cards on PostSecret and thinking “Yes! That is exactly what I’m feeling right now.”

I remember creating cards I never sent to PostSecret, thinking “I hope people will be able to relate to this feeling.”

Now I feel things and I keep them inside. I don’t ask other women, other parents, if they feel the same. It feels too raw to tell them, to ask them. I can’t make myself that vulnerable.

But I want to know if they relate. So I push myself to ask the deep questions of people I don’t quite know. “Do you feel alone? Do you feel smothered? Do you want to be alone?”

The questions we ask change with our stages in life. But we should still ask them, because we should still try to connect.

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