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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

I've been thinking about new beginnings since I've decided to start on my doula adventure. My last day of work was last Thursday. I just finished my shift and left without too much fuss from my co-workers. I have to admit I did shed a few tears.

It is interesting how new beginnings are sort of shift in life. Leaving work was like saying good bye to a good friend and yet I am excited for what is before me also. I remember feeling similar things with the birth of each of my children. It's something of a paradigm shift. While we loved and appreciated our old life we are ready to move on to something different. So I wish you all a Happy New Year and a year full of love-life-and laughter. As well as a year full of growth and new beginnings.


Handsfullmom said...

Good luck to you in your new beginnings!

Enjoy Birth said...

I am excited to read about your transition to doulaing and what your thoughts are with your experiences. How weird will it be to be in a hospital as a doula and not a nurse? I can't wait for you to have your first birth!

Rachel said...

Thanks for your encouragement! I appreciate it:) I'll keep everyone updated on my doula life:)

Birth is a Journey: Does it have to be life changing?

  • One woman might have to climb on an overfilled boat, risking her life and nearly dying as she escapes over the ocean to come to this land. This experience could certainly be life altering. It may very well color the rest of her life, positively or negatively. (I overcame this amazing struggle and here I am triumphant! OR Holy crap, that was SO hard I don’t know if I can go on! By the way, neither response is “right”. No one would judge the woman with the 2nd response.)
  • One woman may buy an airplane ticket, sit on a comfortable 747 and fly to America with a nice smooth flight and landing. She is happy to be in America. Those welcoming her are glad she is here safe and sound. She may only travel by plane 2-4 times in her life, so it is pretty memorable. But the journey itself probably wouldn’t be life changing; it would simply be a journey.
  • One woman may learn to fly an ultra-light plane to lead a flock of geese into America teaching them to migrate. This experience could certainly be empowering and life altering.