I feel like I’m about to reveal the gender of my baby. Well, a baby that I have been working on for months now with a very talented logo designer.
She’s DOULA’d me through the process with creativity, patience and love. Logo planning is full of expectations and idealism. When I was a mess of ideas, and bursting with 1,000 different thoughts, she guided me. And when we had tried them all and came up with empty hands, she was patient. This baby was still cooking and she knew that even though I had a due date in my mind, these things don’t always happen on time. I was apologizing for being a bad client and she continued to encourage me. “This is the process,” she would say.
In mid process, reality had hit me and I had given up hope. This was a lot harder than I had expected. I was going through transition and nearing the end of this long labor, but I couldn’t see that at the time. I felt like this baby would never be born. I needed to get out of my frontal cortex and use my intuition. I needed to feel my way through and she gave me the room to do just that. She gently suggested a few places to begin again, to refocus, and it worked. I found exactly what I needed to be inspired and all of a sudden I could feel the urge to push. I told her we were getting close, but of course, she already knew that. She had Doula’d me through this process and was familiar with the ending.
Like a seasoned trail guide, she encouraged me up until the very end coming up with new creative spins. Her professionalism never wavered and her heart shone through. As I hold my new baby in my arms, I am so grateful for all of her help. Thank you Ginger Dixon, I could have never done this without you. She will tell me that I birthed this baby and that I am a strong woman, but I will be forever grateful that she was by my side.