(And when I say "nerdy," I'm serious. Most of the books on my shelf are related to pregnancy and birth. Ina May is my homegirl.)
It was an absolutely beautiful day—the kind that makes me forget the shorter, rainier fall days and start to think lovey-dovey thoughts about colorful leaves and pumpkin spice everything. I was so happy to see and talk to everyone and be exactly where I was.
Being around midwives (and midwife fans) always makes me want to do something in the birth community, but last Sunday cemented it for me. My interests ebb and flow, but one thing I am always passionate about is birth and the time surrounding it.
I want to work towards a career that is connected to birth in some way. I have no idea what way just yet. On the heels of a crazy week at home, it's hard to imagine myself ever having the kind of time and flexibility to go back to school—especially the amount of school required in a midwifery program. But some day, when there's not even a hint of babyhood left in my own children, I love the idea of supporting other women as they welcome their babies into the world.
I never imagined becoming a mother would set the stage for a career. I can't wait to see where this (birth) story takes me.