Thing is, on either path, I will do the work I love which is to serve families as they birth their babies. Both paths will have both spots where the sunlight filters beautifully through the trees as well as tough climbs up steep hills.
I tell women: "Trust your body." "Listen to what your body is telling you to do."
And so I will take some of my own advice. My body and my soul are singing out, and I can not ignore its song.
As a doula I help help families make informed choices. Choices that honor their personal truth. Choices that come from a place of calm and inner knowing. I provide information and step back to let families choose. And then I honor and support those choices, doing all I can to help each family experience the fullness of birth. And so, I trust that the Universe will treat me in-kind. I have made a choice that honors my work, my motherhood, and myself. And I know that the universe will support my choice.