How I Rediscovered ‘Me’ After Becoming a New Mother

A trip to Amsterdam helped me re-enter society as a whole and complete woman again

Emily Primeaux
3 min readAug 24, 2021

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The author in Amsterdam (2019)

Stepping out alone into the brisk autumn air in the city of Amsterdam in late 2019 was a victory. And no small feat. I’d left my seven-month-old baby with my husband and my mother back home in Austin, Texas, for this much-needed trip to…

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Emily Primeaux

World traveler, writer, editor, kitty-handler, missing the European life