Posted February 28, 2014on:
It’s raining in Southern California. That usually means everyone stops remembering how to drive and accidents abound.
I’m a commuter. I commute about 40 miles one way. I’ve always been a commuter. It’s what I do. I don’t mind it most of the time, especially since this current commute travels opposite of the usually rush hour traffic. I really can’t complain.
Before motherhood, I didn’t mind commuting in bad weather. I never thought of anything happening to me. It never crossed my mind that I’m just as likely to get into a car accident as the person in the car next to me.
Now, commuting in the rain gives me some anxiety. I would hate for something to happen to me while on my commute. The last thing that needs to happen is something bad that would prevent me from parenting M.
Has anyone dealt with this change in perspective when parenthood arrived?
I’d love to hear your stories below!