One of my friends recently paid me a very high compliment. I'd told him when I was pregnant that I would still be me, I wouldn't become one of those people who says "I don't have hobbies, I have children." He didn't believe me. I didn't expect him to. He had very compelling examples to the contrary. However a year and a half after I spawned a tiny human, he told me that I still was me, still interesting and fun to be around. Isn't that sweet?