Parental responsibilities are overwhelming
Since the very first day of becoming a parent, I've felt the weight of the world on my shoulders. It's too much.
It's odd things like caring about neighbour noise to point of exhaustion because it might disturb my child (I'd just pop in ear buds and get on with it if I were by myself.)
Worrying about crime in my neighbourhood a little too much than I would if I were by myself.
Feeling vulnerable healthwise. I.e. what if something were to happen to me, what would happen to my child?
Worrying about finances. This is a big one as I was a carefree person, who lived a minimalist lifestyle, didn't need 'stuff' and was just happy.
Having to prepare full meals EVERYDAY when I'd rather just snack sometimes.
Having to interact with people for the sake of my child. I loved my anonymity. I value privacy. I've lost all that.
Wanting to not talk to a soul all weekend but having to because you're more than aware of your child's feelings.
I'm so tired and drained. Just so drained.