As a new doula, I was in transition in my life. I had just started my business and I was just a couple of weeks away from turning thirty years old. I was emotional to say the least. I was both excited and nervous about where my life was headed. I questioned whether I had made the right decision to leave my nanny career behind to do and be more as a doula. I worried about how the bills would be paid if I didn't have clients right away. I was frantic about whether or not I could balance being an entrepreneur while still being an attentive wife and mother. So after months and months of thinking about it, I decided I was going to go for it and get my tattoo.
Satis in Latin means 'enough'.
I still remember when I found this tattoo while browsing Pinterest. The simplicity and meaning spoke to me. Even while being unsure about what my future looked like, I was hopeful. I could look around and be thankful for everything that I had and the life that my husband and I had built and continue to build today. I always say that God wakes me up every morning to do something. Even if it is just to feed, love and pray for my family. Some days are busier than others. Some days are hard and stressful. Some days are glorious and make me excited for the future.
When I think about all of the things I have been through in my life, I am grateful for the good, the bad, the comical, the gut-wrenching, the heartbreak and the triumph. All of these things have made me the woman I am. All of these things have contributed to the love I have for life. And not just my life, the life of my family, friends, neighbors and especially the lives of the families I work with.
I now know that I am exactly who I was meant to be. I don't have to compete with other doulas. I want to work with them and show the world that our profession is essential to the core of life itself. I don't have to compare myself to other entrepreneurs because this is my journey and my story. I don't have to compare myself to other wives and moms because we are all trying to do the same thing: raise our families with unconditional love and establishing a legacy that is worthy of the history books.
I know with confidence that I am enough.
And on the days when I am overwhelmed and overworked, I will be reminded of this by my tattoo.