Silver Birth Turns One! & Reflections

My little baby blog is officially one year old! (Technically the anniversary was two days ago but it was a busy weekend.) 

A lot has happened in one year! I've been documenting the big, and little, things on here and I'm very thankful to have this platform to share my journey.
I have attended two births this year, and have another client whose labour is very, very imminent!

I also realized that this blog, though called Silver Birth, can evolve & grow with me, and the birth part doesn't necessarily always have to mean it in the physical, literal sense.
It can also mean the creation of ideas, and blossoming into ones self. Corny as that may sound. 

It's been a hot minute since I last posted. Completely neglected November.
Truth is, I haven't been feeling inspired. And that's totally okay.
I think I was beating myself up for a while, feeling guilty for not posting. But what I realize, is that I am just one woman, trying her best.
I can't craft the perfect blog post 2 or 3 times a week like clockwork just because I feel I need to in order to grow this site. I don't want to ever feel inauthentic.
When I feel like some topic will be an awesome, fun thing to write about, and that I'm able to reach people and help them, that's when I'll be here, sharing my life. 

I met my doula friend Amina, a week or so ago for coffee. We talked about birth, and backups, and giving, and loving. That chat inspired me into feeling motivated again. I realized that I haven't been watering the seeds I planted in my mind when I created this blog. I don't just want to put myself in the box labeled "doula". Because I am capable of so much, and know that I can achieve unlimited success. 

My goal has always been to help people, in whatever way I can. Be it in person or through the wonders of the World Wide Web. Thanks to Google analytics I can see the I do have an audience, however small. And if you're reading this right now, you are a part of it and I thank you for being interested in what I have going on here! I would be happy to hear any suggestions you have for me. I want to know what YOU all do to help people!

Don't get me wrong, I still love birth and empowering women through this magical time. I am still a doula and will continue attending births for probably a very long time.
However, I have many more tricks up my sleeve. Many that I probably don't even know about yet!

I'm excited to see where I go, and I'm excited to bring you all along with me on this ride.

There's lots of fun to come. 

Until then!

-Lila

Newest baby in the family! My cousin's little chunk, Joey, born Sept 2017

Newest baby in the family! My cousin's little chunk, Joey, born Sept 2017