Life is so busy! But so good.
My gallbladder came out in July. I am much happier without it and the recovery was surprisingly quick. Apparently I would have had gallstones for the rest of my life if I hadn't. It's one of those hereditary things I just couldn't escape.
I am crazy in love. I am amazed that after too many years of dating I have actually found someone who I am so compatible with it's scary. If you want to know what he's like, read all my old posts tagged "L'Amour," especially the ones where I list my wants/needs. I've been describing him for years.
For years I've had an interest/obsession with midwifery and natural childbirth. I have been toying with the idea of becoming a midwife for the last 10 years. I'm considering it very seriously now. I was determined to begin my schooling next Spring but I will be occupied with other exciting and worthwhile activities so it will get pushed back one more year. To get my feet wet and become involved in the local birth community, I am beginning training in November to become a DONA certified birth Doula. I've already ordered all of my materials and have begun reading everything I can get my hands on. One of my dear friends is having a baby next month and has asked me to be her Doula. I am honored and so excited! I was present for two of my sister's births and I have to say that it is the most amazing and fascinating thing. I'm obsessed. Truly.
I am still looking for just the right job closer to home. I am grateful that I have a job at all and that I can pay my bills. The search continues...