Well here we are, 2016. I recall when I was a child I couldn’t even imagine seeing this year. It is surreal to me that I am living in it! I always knew I would pursue my dream of making a living doing something I love. I am almost there! This road of mine to become a CPM has been a real roller coaster. I’ve learned more about my own limitations (yes I have discovered I actually have them) and people than I ever imagined. Last year was a wonderful year yet also a difficult one as I had to come to terms with my health issues and learn how to live with serious health challenges that I had ignored for far too long. It was a year of learning and digging myself out of a hole. All the while there were very great things happening in my family that made 2015 so special in so many ways.
It was exactly 3 years ago that I began my serious pursuit of becoming a CPM. I have forged paths that many said I could not. At this point I can see the end in sight and I am so thankful for where I have been, what I have been through and where I am now. I have pushed myself to my limits and now know how to work within my challenges. I have discovered that I am great at what I do and that women really value my contribution to their lives.
I am so blessed to have met so many wonderful women this year and to have gained wisdom from sister midwives who have decades of experience. I have traveled the country more than I ever thought I would in pursuit of this dream. There are genuine women who are honest and true to their cores, like myself, in this work and I am so happy to have discovered them and had the privilege of working with them! I am so thankful for upfront and honest mentors who are transparent and open with me. I have found what I began looking for 3 years ago and now I am able to flourish and finish what my heart is set on!
There is so much happening here in my life. My oldest daughter will be married and they will go on a dream honeymoon. We are gaining a wonderful son who fits perfectly with us. I have so much to be thankful for yet so much work still to be done. I embrace the work and look forward to the rewards of my labor. I will never give up on my dreams! I want to encourage you to never give up on your dreams either! Open your mind to great things happening to you and you will soar. Set higher expectations and watch yourself exceed them! 2016 will be great for you too!