Hey, I don't mean to discount your experience, but it really isn't like that for everybody. I had a lot of people tell me that I and my life would change utterly with motherhood, and it just hasn't been true. Of course I've had some personal growth from the new experiences, but it hasn't been an overwhelming transformation at all. The new discoveries have felt like opening up parts of myself that I always felt pretty sure were there. Basically, I'm still the same person I've been growing to be all along.
|However I do totally agree that one "couldn't possibly understand" what it's like to be a parent until becoming one. For me, the birth of my daughter (my first child) was the most transformative moment of my life, I literally became a different person, able to understand (lots...yk) at the moment my daughter left my body and was a separate being from me.|