This past week has been a whirlwind as I have been given a very unexpected and last minute opportunity to attend a Doula Training Workshop. The Doula Training Workshop is a full-weekend of training, and is one of the biggest requirements to becoming a birth doula. I have been attempting to attend this workshop for a year and a half, and every attempt has faced a road block. One time, the workshop filled up before I could register, and another time the workshop was canceled at the last minute. I knew about the workshop this weekend, but several months ago, I decided that I could not commit to an intense workshop at 8 months pregnant. I had given up on the hope of attending the workshop before Baby # 2 arrived, and figured maybe I would work it out sometime next year when the baby is older.
However, I received an email at the beginning of the week about this workshop: there were openings AND they were offering scholarships!! We are in a very tight financial position, and there was no way that I could have attended at this point. So I applied for the scholarship and was accepted! (It's a partial scholarship, so we still have to scrape together some money, as well as the added strain of David taking off work). But it made it possible!
I am so excited to spend an entire weekend dedicated to one of my favorite subjects: birth! And I am sure that I will learn so much.
Nonetheless, getting everything together is a little crazy at the moment. But I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end...
Wish me luck!