I frequently think of my life as either before or after. As in, before I got sick and after I was diagnosed. When I look at picture from my life taken around that time, I can always tell if the particular photo's event happened before or after by looking at how my eyes smile. I can't say that I like before or after better or worse than the other, because they are both just different times in my life. Struggles were different after. The importance of sleep was different after. Friendships stayed the same, for the most part, but some became even stronger after because they knew and still stood by me.
I am at the point right now where I can finally say that I like the person I've become after.
Today my 3rd post for WhatToExpect.com's Word of Mom Blog went up! Pop on over and check out why I sometimes dread sleeping.