Like most go-gettum, adventure loving ladies, I had some trepidation about this whole motherhood thing. Would I still have time (and money) to explore, adventure, travel, to run wild and free through the forest and feel like me?! After the birth of my son, it seemed my worst fear was coming true. I was exhausted, overwhelmed, and honestly barely functional. It was all I could do to get through the basics of life, never mind have extra energy or motivation for living in a purposeful way. It took me two whole years to realize that my experience wasn't completely normal. That something wasn't ok. When I finally got help for the post partum depression that had been keeping me down for all that time (not to mention a whopping case of adrenal fatigue to boot!) it was like a veil had been lifted. One day my therapist asked me, "What are some things you can start doing right now, even in small ways, to begin to feel like yourself again?" In that moment, it clicked. I knew I needed to start to find ways to get back to the adventurous person I once had been. That taking care of ME was the most important way I could recover and be a great mom to my son. This blog is my story. My journey. My return to adventures alone and with friends, and my discovery of how to adventure with my little bear and love it. I hope you too might find inspiration here to live your life with all the adventure and joy that you are meant to have too.
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