Welcome to my first blog entry as an End-of-Life doula and Advanced Directive consultant.
My mission is two-fold: to serve the terminally ill and their families, and to provide guidance to the healthy as they gift their family with an Advance Directive.
I am also available to speak to community groups on related topics.
Transforming the Journey is a post-career decision for me that comes with some risk, but risk is a good thing, no matter your age. At least reasonable risk is.
Risk keeps you alert.
Risk keeps your brain cells popping.
Risk is the first step of any meaningful change.
Reinvention of self requires a willingness to risk.
I’ll be very honest. I’m fearful. Fearful of looking foolish to my family and friends. Fearful of failing. Fearful of not measuring up to the expectations I hold for myself.
But fear and risk are twins.
I’ve played all the tricks by telling myself that I’ll begin writing after breakfast. I’ll sit at my computer after I get my daily diet Pepsi. I’ll put words to paper after I ….. You know how it goes. On and on. The day ends, and you have done nothing.
That’s not laziness – that’s part of the challenge of risk.
I invite you to visit often. I’ll have a new entry every Monday. Let us hold hands and support each other as we face our mortality together. We need connection. We need not be alone.
At least, that’s how it seems to me!
“He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus.”
Matthew 14:29 (ESV)