Bonnie Wurzbacher, the Vice President for Coca-Cola, said something radical if not revolutionary.
Speaking of her career and vocational journey, she remarked,
“Where once I thought a job should be meaningful, now I realize the worker brings meaning to the job.”
The truth is, your job can be meaningful regardless of what profession. The meaningfulness will be found as a result of something within your heart.
Change your mind and attitude if you need to. If you are a midwife currently feeling trapped within a system of control and restraints then start to revisit those attitudes to birth that first attracted you to Midwifery.
Work with a sense of awe and adoration trusting each woman to birth her baby without intervention and suddenly your “job” will lose its mundane quality and take on great meaningfulness.
Boring should go out the door. Your day will become a lot more than just watching the clock and holding on until it’s over. Working for UK Birth Centres as I do, has enabled me to give continuity of care to a group of women and this is, in my opinion the perfect way to provide support for birth. It allows the women to relax and concentrate on feeling positive about the birth process and their bodies knowing I will be attending their birth. It gives me great job satisfaction and is the reason why I am as enthusiastic about birth today as I ever was 30 years ago!
Get in touch if you want to follow your vocation!