This is it! I feel like I’m going to have a baby, present a dissertation and get married all at the same time. My documentary will no longer be a project on my computer, something I’m working on, what I want to finish this year, or what I hope to do someday. It’s done! It’s going to be seen!
I have always struggled with being in the spotlight. I yearn for it yet I don’t know how to be in it comfortably. I sometimes feel inadequate, unworthy. But after all these years of working on this, I truly feel I am birthing a new me. One that has gone through so much these five years of “production”. These nine years of motherhood. These twenty years of marriage. These fourty-four years of living. I am proud and confident in releasing this to the world. I only hope it will have some impact on a future mom or a couple who is looking at videos to be inspired for their own birth.
It’s not perfect. But it’s finished. And it tells a story. My story. And a message. That birth is safe. I am happy to have walked this journey. And I’m eternally grateful to the couples who allowed me to be present at their births. Those are experiences that I will carry with me forever, and moments that have changed me.
I’ve learned a lot along the way. There are some things I would maybe tweak if I got to do it again. But there’s always my next project, right? One that hopefully doesn’t take five years to complete!
Thank you for the support! If you want to have a screening, contact me and we’ll make it happen!