i really am.
i’ve neglected this blog of mine for a while, mostly due to lack of motivation (mostly caused by lack of sleep) which inevitability causes the overwhelming sense of being behind …procrastination doesn’t usually motivate me, i just end up procrastinating more. however, in this case, catching up is decidedly a better alternative to never adding to so many memories…therefore-
an abbreviated blog-version of the last five or so months ((with pictures!))
the last days in austin were bittersweet. we did many touristy austin activites; stand up paddle boarding, floating down the comal with beer… and the austin experience would never be complete (in my opinion) without black swan yoga, a cortado at houndstooth coffee, luster pearl, and the g’raj mahal.
chris and i then jam-packed my subaru, said our goodbyes, and headed back to the evergreen state to start that dream job i wrote about before. we drooooooooove all the way through texas and five days later, (i jest), we arrived in albuquerque- surprisingly pleasant! we then drove up to moab for some camping on the river and for rock climbing and hiking in arches national park- best part! great times at a reggae festival in salt lake, pho in boise, and then eastern washington to relax on the columbia river with new friends. it was there i learned that people are actually capable of snoring louder than you could possibly imagine.
a day after i arrived, i began my 12 week residency in labor and delivery, and i loved almost every minute of it! sometimes i felt like what i had learned and practiced as a doula somehow became obsolete because my nursing practice and the medical aspect of labor took over; monitors, wires ,tubing…i progressively became more and more afraid of labor- i still loved what i was doing, but at some point toward the end of my residency, i resolved to NOT become a midwife,
and then, on my first day off orientation…
i caught a baby.
i’ve been on L&D for almost 5 months now, and i feel as if i am just beginning to learn how to effectively integrate my knowledge from my short time doula-ing with my labor nursing knowledge. it’s a good feeling. despite the wires, and tubing, and numb legs, and sometimes oxygen (for those darn decels), and sometimes unscheduled sections, beautiful healthy babies are born everyday and i love being able to be apart of the experience. i stopped being terrified and at some point, decided i actually do want to be a midwife (minus the rush to start school).
other notable highlights:
* i became an aunt!
(he was early, but is doing great!)
((and i’ll be an aunt again in may!!)
* spending time with my much missed friends
* jaida said my name last week!
* wye oak
* studying at a studio to be a hot yoga instructor! love it!
* bon iver
* mumford and sons
and so you are mostly caught up! i’ll make a concerted effort to blog more with all that time i have!