Written by Megan Fisher
I think the funny thing is that I still have no idea what I want to do. I have been exposed to such a beautiful career path, and so many new passions have been unlocked for me. I better understand who I am and feel the tug in my heart toward working with people prenatally and postpartum. Zabrina Cox and Susannah Brown have been the best mentors and advisors I could have ever asked for. They truly care about Central Coast Childbirth Network, and it shows every day. This internship has been one of the best experiences in my college education, and I cannot begin to express how thankful I am for all of the opportunities during my time with CCCN. I have been challenged, inspired, and supported during my time, shaping me into a better person and student. Meeting so many people in the birth and wellness community has shown me I can choose and create my unique path.
"Learn by Doing" - Cal Poly SLO's core philosophy. I am so thankful for the environment and support I have felt during my time at Cal Poly SLO. It may be a competitive setting where students are constantly striving for greatness, but it is also where you receive the aid and encouragement needed to grow. I am grateful to the Psychology and Child Development Department for the constant support and push to achieve my goals. I most likely would have never connected with the wonderful women at Central Coast Childbirth Network and been a part of an amazing team and meeting birth and wellness professionals on the Central Coast.
I have been lucky to work alongside Morgan Jamati, a fellow CCCN Intern studying Child Development and minoring in Psychology at Cal Poly SLO. It has been great to read her inspiring blog posts about her experiences at CCCN and compare and contrast our paths ahead. Whatever lies ahead, I frequently am reminded of my passion for helping people and inspired to pave my path for the future.
Thank you for following along on my journey as an Intern with CCCN. I hope that it has inspired you, brought a smile to your face, or was a heartwarming story to read.
If you or anyone you know needs any resources regarding prenatal or postpartum help, please visit centralcoastchildbirthnetwork.com, or reach out directly to the CCCN Team and they will help you find the help you need.