Looking back through my notes in preparation for starting rehearsals again on Thursday. I found this quote from photographer, Katie Murray which I jotted down when I visited the "Home Truths: Photography, Motherhood and Identity" exhibition:
"No-one can prepare you for motherhood…I heard the clichés from every side..that it was a lot of work, that I could (or couldn't) have it all, that my priorities would have to change, that it would be the best thing that ever happened to me. However there was a failure to communicate how I could simultaneously feel so deeply fulfilled by, and connected to, this primal state of being a mother, and yet feel so disconnected to my former childless self. How isolating, suffocating and depleting it could be, and the associated guilt for having those ambivalent feelings."