I have Mom-term memory

Olivia came up with a phrase for my constant forgetting: “You have Mom-term memory,” she teased.

She’s not wrong. This latest episode came after I walked from the kitchen to the computer and exclaimed, “What was I going to look up? I can’t remember.”

This kid of mine is a hoot.

I know there are a lot of studies about how pregnancy hormones affect a woman’s memory, but I would like to think moms regain their memory after the baby goes vertical. 

I don’t know. It’s been one thing after another for me.

Managing the constant needs of children chips away at my brain’s ability to think.

It’s constant fatigue for various reasons or monthly hormone spikes. I still eagerly await the day I can remember things better.

I have endless optimism. I feel like Hachi, the Japanese train station dog. 

Oh, wait. What were we talking about?

Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania, In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. One day, she might figure out how to put that master’s degree to use.

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