Nidhi, I think that all parents battle with this dichotomy; we were once ourselves, now we are parents and sometimes these roles conflict with each other.
On becoming a parent there is a lot of social pressure to shed your old skin and to leave your old life behind.
Our kids are older now, 9 and 7 years of age, but I try my best to cling to sme elements of my old life (when I can).
Being true to yourself and your own happiness can be critical as you grow into your role as a parent (and we are always growing and the parenting role is always changing).
I don’t think it’s possible to be a happy, ‘good’ parent if you suppress your real self.