I believe that God has a way of giving us the things we need. He sees our work and says, hey, she could use that. Sometimes I wish it came in a different form. Recently I wish it came in the form of clients. God saying, "Oh, you've been working on your website, and trying to network, and meet new people? Here's some clients." But that is not how it has worked. Instead it came in the form of another opportunity. Another way to grow.
About a month ago, I walked into my local WIC clinic, to do what I needed to. As I was doing it, I noticed a sign. Needed: Peer breastfeeding counselor, Bilingual Spanish, 10 hours a week. Hmmm, that sounds perfect, except the Spanish. How do you say breast, in Spanish? Pecho. Anything else? Nipple? Breastfeeding? Latch? Nothing, I've got no knowledge of the vocabulary for that. But I had the rest of the requirements, and vocabulary is easy to learn. So I applied. And I fretted about having to dye my hair normal colors (blue isn't exactly professional, and it kind of draws attention to itself). But it felt right.
So I did it.
And I got the job!
I started a couple weeks ago, and it's so fun. I get to help women breastfeed, and support them in their journey into motherhood. I get to teach women who might not be the best off, financially, to give their babies the best go at life. I get to laugh and cry, and commiserate with them. I get to be a positive voice about breastfeeding, for someone who might not hear that at all, but wants to do her best for her baby. It doesn't sound easy, but it sounds worth it.
What have you done that was hard, but something you knew you needed to do?