Welcome to this second special episode of Straight and Curly, one where Kelly was keen to shift the focus from the sadness of losing her husband Anthony, to the joy she felt for Carly in welcoming baby Harriet into the world and also moving to the country. As with the previous episode, Kelly will draw on questions from the listeners in the Straight and Curly Facebook group to see how Carly is managing these two very major life changes. Questions Carly answers include:
Would you be okay sharing your birth story?
How has all the personal development you have done over the years helped you cope with the huge changes you have faced over the last few months?
What’s been the biggest surprise for you in motherhood? And what expectations did you have that you have thrown out the window!
How is the city vs country mouse thing going or is it hard to tell what change is what after having a bub simultaneously?
What’s been the best gift you’ve received (or thing or task)?
How have you handled the lack of control that you have experienced recently?
How have you adapted your self care to adjust for your life changes?
Have you had any big surprises since having your baby, or is everything ticking along like how you thought it would?
Sanity savers, life hacks, activities, places or people that are helping you keep it together
Carly, is there a theatre scene where you live now so you can indulge your thespian passion, either on stage (when the time is right) or as an audience member?
I know you like to plan ahead so I’m curious if your planning ways have changed since Harriet, and what’s become a priority for you now?
I would be interested in the effect on both of your anxiety levels following such major changes in your lives
Are you managing to get in the same amount of exercise since moving to the country & leaving F45? Obviously intensity will be lower as you recover from the trauma that is giving birth. How ‘country’ are you? Are there other new mums around you? Are you craving human contact or are you not that deep in the OZ Bush??!