"We have to consciously study how to be tender with each other until it becomes a habit." - Audre Lorde

In the scheme of things, no this wasn’t the worst day, but it was a bad fucking day and it makes some of the other stuff so much easier and some of the other stuff so much harder at the same time.

Midwifing is hard. Midwifing myself is harder.

"I’m with you. No matter what else you have in your head I’m with you and I love you.”
— Ernest Hemingway, The Garden of Eden (via wordsnquotes)

My heart climbs the walls a bit tonight, and I preach to myself patience, patience.

"I am determined to practice deep listening. I am determined to practice loving speech.”
—  Thích Nhất Hạnh