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March 20th, 2013, 02:53 PM
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SO after some serious thinking and careful consideration and lots of talking with my best friend. I have decided to go to school to get my certificate for Massage Therapy with specialization in Prenatal Massage and get my doula license! My best friend is going to be a Midwife. she has her CNA and is almost done with her LPN, she is also a reiki specialist. She was the one who came and helped me with Tuckrs birth. But she is planning on opening her own practice and she knew i have been interested in becoming a doula/helping mommies, so now that she is almost to the end of her line with schooling she has approached me to be a partner in her practice.
She wont charge me rent or anything for my space for Massages, we will just treat each other lol.
That way i can go to school to get my midwife stuff all sorted out and we can actually be partners for a time being to really get her practice off the ground and to build credibility.
Its kind of a 5 year plan sort of thing, because i dont really want to settle here forever but i want to stay close to finish school and get a good foundation to move, and that is something i can take with me anywhere and have a good job! so i am SUPER excited! its still in the works obviously with a lot of details to hammer down but i feel good now that i FINALLY have a goal and know what i want to do with my life/career now.
i feel like i have been wandering for far to long and i am happy to be able to give myself direction.
so now i am at work requesting info up the ying yang as far as schools and financial aid and all that fun stuff!!!

its going to take a lot of work but i think it is definitly something i will be able to accomplish!!! and i am VERY excited to be going back to school. i mean i had plans on doing that this year anyways, now its just i actually know what i am going to do. and i feel good about it! i have been throwing a lot of things around my mind but nothing has sounded good. lots pf people have told me that i would make a good "mommy assistant" as they put it, and i so love helping! i never thought about actually making that my career!!!

in addition to prenatal massage and being a doula my area would also treat sports injuries and things like that as well, but mostly for mommies

i just couldnt be happier with this decision!

so yea i just thought i would share my life breaking news lol

Oh an as far as the apartment goes, the lady says everything looks great and we *SHOULD* be all set to move in APril 3rd! SO KEEP THEM FINGERS CROSSED LADIES!!!

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March 20th, 2013, 03:08 PM
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This is brilliant to hear Maddie! You'll do it all, I know you will.
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March 20th, 2013, 03:10 PM
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Thanks Sharron!!!!!
Im hoping this all works out smoothly!!!!

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March 20th, 2013, 03:28 PM
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How exciting!!!! KUP on how everything shakes out!

And fingers are crossed for your apartment, you guys need your space!
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March 20th, 2013, 03:41 PM
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That's fantastic, best of luck with everything.

♥ Isla Rae Due August 28th

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March 20th, 2013, 05:16 PM
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thank you!!!
this is the school i am looking at going too if anyone is interested in seeing what im getting into

Serving Northern Michigan, the U.P. and Wisconsin | Institute of Natural Therapies | Massage School

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March 20th, 2013, 05:44 PM
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you will be fantastic! good luck!
Me (34), Hubby (42), DS (2 years) - and baby DD (born on 7.24)!
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March 20th, 2013, 06:41 PM
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And YOU and your birth experience will be an inspiration to the mommies you help! Perfect! Kup!

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March 20th, 2013, 08:23 PM
Blessed.Life's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I could not have had the amazing birth I did without my doulas, soooo happy for you!! You will be such a gift to so many women. I hope you find satisfaction and fulfillment as well!!
Thank you Bokkechick for my siggy!
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March 21st, 2013, 07:59 AM
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How awesome Maddie!!!

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March 21st, 2013, 08:04 AM
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Sounds like a great plan! Good luck to you!
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March 21st, 2013, 08:22 AM
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That sounds awesome! I have many doula friends who specialize in prenatal massage. They stay busy busy!!! One of my biggest recommendations is to find other massage therapists to work with, because getting called away to births frequently means that you will be breaking office appointments frequently unless you have someone there to back you up

I'm very excited for you! Your journey and experience will be such a gift to so many women!
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March 22nd, 2013, 06:07 AM
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Thank you everyone for your support! I'm getting really excited!!!

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March 23rd, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Very exciting! Good luck with it all!
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March 25th, 2013, 02:23 PM
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I think you'll be fabulous! Good luck!

Thank you Vicki for an beautiful siggy!

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