It's been a good long while since I've been committed to this blog, against my preference. I've become so busy working on a big life change that I haven't been able to share here, so I focused on what what going on elsewhere. But now it is time to share, and to be here again.
You may know that I have been working at a corporate job since I graduated from college. I followed my partner and best friend to Minneapolis, and we were living here together happily. I love Minneapolis and the people we have met here. But, I never enjoyed my job, and despite being in a wonderful city with great people, I felt less and less like the person I was in college. The problem with that is that I loved my college self. I have never felt more like myself than when I was in my undergrad years. A big part of my soul woke up back then when I took ownership of my education and started truly shaping my ideology independently. I immediately related to feminism and women's health issues, and concepts like social justice, privilege and oppression, and agency started guiding what I learned and how I conceptualized the world. I quickly became a "change-the-world" type, wonderfully naive and optimistic. But at the same time, my background and my own life expectations were leading me down this road toward business, and I followed that too.
So then after college, I accepted a job at Target HQ because, well, it was a great job. It just wasn't "me", and I knew it right away. But I didn't know what was more me. But in May, I decided to finally go after what feels like a calling I've been ignoring since I was 18: midwifery. 2 weeks ago, I resigned from my corporate job to go back to school next fall. I am moving back to Michigan in the meantime to focus on completing prerequisite classes and being a nanny. I'm not a risk taker, so leaving a comfortable and secure job was a big jump for me. But I have no doubts that this is what I am meant to be pursuing. I can't wait for my next adventure to start.