I have the urge to post an appreciation post, to say thank you to my inspirations and supporters and tough lovers who helped me get as far as I have in my career, and I'm sure will continue to support me. The first picture, on the left is my Dad. This man taught me to shoot a rifle at the age of 3. This man had loved his 4 daughters equally, provided for his family, and loves his wife. This man said something to me one day when I was very young, in a very angry tone that has been planted in my brain ever since. "Just because you are a girl. Does NOT mean you can't do it." My mind was blown... The second picture, also on the left is my Uncle David. Unfortunately I didn't see too much of him growing up, then he passed away. I came to the realization at his funeral that we would have been the best of friends if I'd have known him better, and saw him more. I've been on a journey of knowing who he was. He was a master mechanic at Autonation Toyota Arapahoe and worked there for years. I didn't know we had the same taste in vehicles until my Aunt Sandi (to the right) had told me. And since then I've heard so many stories, and memories. I've obtained his master technician ring he acquired thanks to Sandi's generous heart. And I am inspired to follow in his footsteps.
Today/this week has been a lot.
I love and am deeply passionate about my work as a doula. But goodness, it can drain a person.
Birth is unpredictable and intense, always.
Even when things end up generally well, when things don't go as planned and the unexpected happens, it's hard.
When you're connected to the people going through things - which you are as someone's doula - it's really hard to see things not go as planned.
Holding space despite very strong emotions that really want to be expressed can be really freaking hard.
Tonight, I'm going to sleep, basically when I'm done writing this out. And this weekend, I'm going to make it to a yoga class, or a massage, or just something that will fill me back up and give me some much needed fuel. Because, damn, I deserve it.
Also found 20 years of materials I created or managed from past careers and clients. This one remains at the top of my list for many reasons ~ I was Catering Manager of this property and was the liaison between the Argentinian Consul, Museum, Restaurant and Board of Governors. The #blacktie#gala was $1,000 a seat, 500 guests, Argentinian #Tango dancers and Eva Peron's grandniece in attendance, I shook her hand and gave her flowers. It was quite a night. I would love to see the photos, it was on the lawn of the Museum and was so elegant and very classy. July 2005. #IlovewhatIdo#soverygrateful 💝 #BowersMuseum#Evita
So, this popped up on my facebook 'memories' today. It certainly took me down memory lane to one of the most meaningful evenings of my life.They often say, 'Respond to every call that excites your spirit'. Well, speaking on this issue was exactly that for me.. #itwasagoodday#followyourbliss#onthisday#reflections#ilovewhatido