Hi friends, welcome to another installment of "Currently"... So much is happening I thought this would be nice!
Doing: Right now I'm cross certifying through a very academic program created by a doctor and nurse. I'm certifying through this avenue for both birth and postpartum doula AND as a certified child birth educator (CBE)... It's not easy... I just had to define 265 medical words and abbreviations... I did it all and THEN realized I didn't site my sources correctly. LOL. So now I'm basically having to do the whole thing over. Lesson learned, slow down, Maranda... Oy.. I think it's worth it though, I want to know everything an OB knows about birth so I'm as educated as possible. AND I'd love to begin teaching childbirth classes. It's a lot of work but a lot of fun too.
Watching: Moana... all day... but I don't mind- I LOVE Moana. And when the kids are in bed I'm still catching up on Outlander. I'm thinking of starting The Crown next. I'm on a historical drama kick. Any thoughts on The Crown?
Planning: I've thrown some things out into the universe and I'm anxiously awaiting some sort of word or confirmation... Checking my email an embarrassing amount of times. I really hate waiting. It takes a lot of energy for me to distract myself. I'm a planner. I NEED A PLAN. So having things up in the air is a big challenge for me. But we'll see. I also have a client due to go into labor soon! EEE! My phone is on high every night and I'm acutely aware at all times that labor could happen! So I'm always loosely planning that in my head too.
Thinking about: I'm mulling over a conversation I had yesterday with a great and wise friend. I'm thinking about the word "Nurture" and what that means and how it shows up for me, and how it hasn't shown up for me, and how I give it too. I was challenged to think of 3 examples of what "nurture" is to me. My first thought, oddly, was the Holy Mother Mary. If anyone is a symbol of nurturing and love it's her, right? Second I thought of myself and an instance where I nurture my child who's sleeping on my chest. And thirdly, I think of the role of a doula in general. It's a job of nurturing the mother. Very interesting how this theme is so alive in my life yet I've never actually named it and given it a whole lot of thought, I just do it. So I'm unpacking that a little. I guess also, I'm thinking about how I give and receive love in general and how it translates. Good stuff. Growth stuff.
Listening to: I'm in music rut. Nothing really new. Revisiting a lot of The Shins lately.
Reading: So I was browsing a book store recently and found a manga, of all things, that really drew me in . It was huge and thick and amazing but a little too pricey. I left but couldn't stop thinking about it. So I looked online and it was discounted to half price! I ordered it and it should be here tomorrow. eee!
Looking forward to: HMMM... I'm looking forward to movie night with my kiddos tonight. It's my weekend with them so I'm looking forward to doing fun stuff. My youngest as picked out Monsters Inc. to watch tonight and I'm thinking of letting them all pick out a box of candy and go nuts. We go big for movie nights here. We're also going to have some people over this weekend and cook dinner. So yeah, I'm looking forward to just a cozy weekend at home. February is going to be fun. I have a birth, Valentines day, another tattoo appointment (working on my sleeve, slowly, and painfully...) and then it's my middle's birthday <3
What are you up to currently?