Less than one year after my first Divorce Doula post, I woke up to discover that I’ve been selected as one of the top 30 blogs in Vancouver by vancouvermom.com Hashtag AWESOME!
As I’ve said previously I love writing this blog. It gives me an outlet for my erstwhile creative tendencies, allows me to show my appreciation for my ex (without having to tell him directly. Because that would be awkward), and to share our experiences in co-parenting. But without any planning, plotting or other intention, my blog has also become a source of support for others going through a separation or a divorce, a place for divorced people to share their own experiences and a story of hope. I often hear from my readers that they wish Divorce Doula had been around when they were going through their own divorce, and there were days when I definitely could have used my own Divorce Doula. I think the stigma around divorce and single parenting has ebbed considerably and I’m proud to be a part of new tribe of educated, empowered, committed single parents who know that there is life after divorce (“The After Wife“).
A lot of people have been asking me what I want to “do” with Divorce Doula, and the possibilities for 2.0 seem endless. And daunting: TV, books, seminars, monetization. For now, I’ve decided that I just want to WRITE and continue to build communities for others wishing to share their stories. While I’m not sure what the future may hold for Divorce Doula, I will endeavour to always write with humour, humility & honesty. I will always be respectful of my ex and grateful for the love & support of my family & friends. And I will never be afraid of change. I will embrace whatever challenges & opportunities this crazy-ass universe throws my way and know that I will be successful. As Master Yoda says “Do or do not. There is no TRY.”
So DO vote for me! Voting on Vancouvermom.ca will begin shortly & I’d love your support. And while you’re on the site, take a moment to visit with some of my fellow nominees & fabulously BLUNT moms : Tamara Grand Christine Neilsen Shannon Fisher & Shirley Weir