As a birth worker my life can be a little lonely at times. The birth community in my town is pretty small. And the women in it are very busy! My family all think I'm a little nuts. And most of my friends are "non birthy" people. Don't get me wrong - I love my non-birthy peeps heaps...but hanging out with a kindred spirit is so good for the soul.
Okay...so "kindred spirit" might be a little over the top...but I needed a "K" word!!
Coffee with a kindred spirit - does life get any better that that?! Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
I had coffee today with a wonderful woman who is a part of my local community. It is so freeing to be with someone who is on much the same wave length as you. Where you don't have to stop and wonder if they really want to hear a birth story or talk about birth politics or the rights of women. Where you can use words like "triggered" and "birth trauma" without getting funny looks.
It was a wonderful chat. A great escape from everyday life. A reminder that what I do IS important after all. At a time when I really needed it.
Thank you!! (You know who you are!)
What is the gratitude challenge? I set myself this challenge as a way of maintaining some mindfulness and gratitude, but also to help me take time each and every day to focus on my writing.
I would welcome anyone else who wants to join the challenge. The rules are simple: Start at a and work your way through to z. You must do one each day, include a photo and they must be at least 2 paragraphs - after all the idea is to work on your writing not just your gratefulness.