Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Career doula

I need a career doula. I need a little hand-holding right now, a little reassurance. Not the pats on the back that Facebook provides (which I do appreciate), but someone who can look me in the eye and ask me the hard questions and push me. That's what I need.

My husband is really good at that but I think what I want is someone objective of the situation. Someone who isn't attached.

I'm trying to figure out what I need to do and it's interesting that I'm actually farther away from midwifery school than I thought/knew I was. I figured it was taking a few classes and GO! Alas, because their program changed (woo hooooo!!!!), the pre-reqs are more involved. I basically should just finish my AAS.

I'm feeling somewhat overwhelmed by that prospect, but excited too. I can take courses here and there as I can afford it, thus getting time behind me where my kids can get a little older (namely my sweet tot) before I head to midwifery school. It all works out, but.. it kinda takes my breath away a little bit.

I'm in the midst of setting up a potluck get-together with the local doulas/birth folk to celebrate International Doula Month. I'm stoked to see everyone who can hopefully make it! It's been quite a long time since we've had a networking opportunity on the peninsula. I hope lots of people show up.

Okay, so back to the school thing. I need to make lists or something, I feel like I need a map of what's up ahead. 1. talk to admissions at midwifery school. 1. talk to advisor at the local community college to see what I have and what I need. 3. Figure out a plan to get some classes happening soon. 4. Dream up some fancy way of making the money to pay for said classes.

Easy enough, right? Ugh. Right.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

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Jane Drichta said...

Maybe even look at different schools? Different philosophies, different requirements. I would love to connect after I get back from my adventure.