On-Call Survival Wish List

So, I am officially on-call now.  This means that I have personal clients, and I get called into the clinic when they have appointments and / or go into labor.  This is in addition to the time we already spend in the clinic for shifts.  A client goes “into dates” from week 37 of pregnancy to week 42, and for the duration of that time I have to be available at a moments notice.

I guess the feeling of not being able to do anything or go anywhere on my days off here has inspired a LOT of day dreaming about what I will do when this is all over…for fun I mean.  Oh the adventures I am frothing over right now!  Graduation gifts, anyone???

I have decided to try to combat this mounting unrest by creating the occasional “wish-list” here on the blog.  Today it’s all about getting back to nature and pushing myself physically rather than academically / psychologically / emotionally or “sleep-deprivationally”.   

I hope to get the opportunity to try all of these adventures at some point in the near future.  I definitely think a ladies-only surf and yoga retreat would be the perfect way to unwind from all this stress though.  That may be my first choice for now, plus I know Surf With Amigas and they do it right – great fun and some incredible clean eats to help detox my adrenals.  Check ’em out if you get the chance, the investment is well worth it.

yoga SWA

Next on my list is NOLS sea kayaking or sailing adventures in Baja.  Oh, to set out in the turquoise waters of Mulege, MX and spend all day on the water and all night camping on deserted little beaches under the stars!  It sounds so dreamy.

Lastly, after I get my OCEAN fix, I would love to head out for a hiking trip on the John Muir Trail.  I crave the experience of being out on the trail with my pack, some good people and gorgeous wilderness.  I don’t have grand plans to do the whole trail, but a small section of it would be fantastic.

Here’s to wishing!

New Moon Magic

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.


The new moon energy is upon me.  Testing, begging, to release the past and embrace what is to come.  It is a time to be introspective and I am feeling that deeply as of late.  Finding my shadow side, exploring it, accepting the darkness while still recognizing the abundance of LIGHT required to cast such deep shadows.  Finding those aspects of myself that no longer serve me and flushing them out.  It has been a time of creativity, playing with watercolors, drawings, collages etc.  Lots of MUSIC.  Lots of sage burning.  Some tarot cards.  Pulling cards that are so clear: all about growth, personal strength, undoing self-doubt, letting the LIGHT shine BRIGHT .

Growth is hard work.  Learning to face my weaknesses, to see OPPORTUNITIES rather than defeat – ooph, it can be exhausting!  But I think worth it ultimately.  I have faith that I can do it, out here in strange lands, floating on my own…I can do it.



A Dream is Born

Without darkness, nothing comes to birth, As without light, nothing flowers.

MAY SARTON, Journal of a Solitude

Here I am on the cusp of heading back to midwifery school in Texas.  I have been through so many changes over this last year since leaving the program, all in an attempt to make it back and finish this dream of mine, to become a midwife.  If the sacrifices we make to attain something are any measure of their worth, this may be the most important step I have taken in my life.  Thankfully, I am too busy to dwell on all the destruction I have left in my wake, or the giant hole in my heart.  Being around birth is healing though. Slowly, one birth at a time, the losses become gains.

My dream is to provide luscious birth experiences for people all over the globe.  This site is dedicated to becoming a destination home birth provider.  I will travel to you, wherever you are, to facilitate the birth you dream of: in peace, love, and harmony, surrounded by the people you trust, in the home and location of your choosing.

As things progress this will be the blog portion of my site where I will post updates on my experiences as a student of Midwifery at a high volume birth center on the border of the U.S. and Mexico.  I will also try to post interesting and informative articles, links to new useful websites, and possibly upload some photos from time to time, all relating to the field of midwifery.

If you want to know more about me and the services I plan to provide upon graduation and certification, check out the About Me page where my list of qualifications and certifications continues to grow.

Thank you for following along on this journey.



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