I am loving the friendships I am striking up with other doulas and feel like I am getting high off their energy, their stories, their passion and enthusiasm for deepening their understanding of birth. Ditto those of my dear friends who also like to talk birthy stuff with me. It is seriously such a mind-expanding and phenomenal learning journey I feel I am on, and I am loving every second! It is so, so SO fantastic to talk to people who really get me! I am so grateful for this, it is untrue. You all know who you are, and I thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.
Whilst on call, I am limited geographically in where I can go and what I can do but it has brought me some real blessings and I feel really grateful for them. It is essentially a time in which I have found myself pampering and nurturing myself on a whole new level. I am thinking about my health and diet and putting a lot of time into that. I am focusing on healing hurts, enjoying my sexy and delicious husband, playing fun things the kids and doing what our family needs to do, not what the world and his dog would like from us! I am enjoying creative time, and have been baking and making and learning new things like Origami. Abstaining from any alcohol at all has brought my vision a bit clearer (Not that I am a big-time drinker anyway, but ya know....)
These last few weeks I have had some quality time with friends and some heart to heart chats that have helped me enormously - again, you know who you are, thank you :-) gaining new perspectives and learning some spiritual lessons has made me stronger, brighter, more alive, more able to integrate and cope with the complexities of life.
In short, I am really grateful for my life exactly as it is right now, and the new directions my world is going in! I'm in love with all the beautiful people who make my days bright, who put the colours in my rainbow, who give me counsel, who nourish me, and make me belly laugh. You know who you are, and I love you all!
Life is good!