I think I had a near freak out last night when trying to get all my ducks in a row for the Passion for Birth workshop I am hosting Tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday… then stewing in the fact I will be home Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday before I am off to the big City for my meeting with the Publisher, BlogHer, and all the various activities I have signed myself up for affiliated with BlogHer. (I will be posting my schedule in the next few days)
I don’t think it is being busy as much as things I have wanted to do for years, like get formal childbirth educator training, and going to a major blogging event are staring me in the face, and one of my biggest fears is failure. Failure at something that is important to me, and I have wanted to do forever. Which becoming a childbirth educator is high up on that list. I knew my want would become reality when Robin Elise Weiss started mentoring me via the internet. I am so thankful to Jill from the Unnecesarean for introducing us earlier this year. We spoke, and when I started throwing around ideas on my blog about becoming a childbirth educator she e-mailed me suggesting I look into Passion for Birth.
I mulled over all of my choices from CAPPA to Passion for Birth, and everything in between until I knew that Passion for Birth would be the best fit because I am really familiar with the Lamaze Birth Practices, and they are really what I identify most with. Robin suggested she come out to teach the class and I was SO excited! As the days got closer, we chatted, and I got more and more excited about the class. Unfortunately a horrible family death has come up just two days before the Workshop, and Robin is unable to come and teach it. In her place, Teri, the head of Passion for Birth, and Guru per Robin is coming. I think I slightly started to freak because one of my biggest comfort levels through this process is out of the equation now. My mentor.
No biggie, pick up, move on and do my best. That is what we all need to do in life right? I guess my past anxiety problems just get the best of me when it comes to stress. Not only that, but for someone who can go 3 weeks without leaving the house, or my property I should say, to have major surgery which I am still recovering from, and knowing I am going to really not be in my comfort zone for the next two weeks is hard.
I am sure there are a ton of people out there who can relate. I am sure there are some people who will point and laugh, but hey, its life.
So here is how it goes for the next two weeks…
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday - Passion For Birth Workship
Monday – Home & Relax
Tuesday – Ben’s Therapy, Packing for BlogHer
Wednesday – Cleaning the house from top to bottom before I leave
Thursday – Dropping the kids of with Sitters, and off to NYC I go…
Friday – BlogHer
Saturday – BlogHer
Sunday – Brunch, then back to Connecticut.
After all of this is done, I can sit down, take a load off and take a vacation from my vacations? LOL
I feel like the “professional” part of my life is really starting to catch up with me with some seriously busy weekends coming up. As if my Monday through Friday isn’t already up there now that I am officially working from home too.
I will start with my new job. Yes… JOB! I am handling all the social media for Go Mama Go Designs. One of my sponsors for BlogHer, and a great company. I love the women there, and I am super excited to be helping them out by taking over their social media. I am handling their Twitter account, Facebook fan page, networking with other companies, and of course blogging.
This Friday I am having my wisdom teeth out, along with one problem tooth being pulled. Putting me out of commission all weekend long. I am going to be going to my parents house Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday because with the kids, and me being so high maintenance when I am sick, injured, or in pain, I figured it would be easiest for my husband. Who needs a 25 year old child to take care of too?
Then comes my Passion for Birth workshop with the beautiful wealth of knowledge Robin Elise Weiss. She is coming all the way across the country to teach my class, and I am so excited to finally meet her as we have been buddies online for quite some time. I am super excited to be taking another great step to becoming a Lamaze Teacher, because we certainly need more childbirth education teachers in our area, as well as Lamaze teachers.
Just as that ends, I have barely 4 days to tie up my lose ends, and head off to New York City for the BlogHer Conference. I will be rooming with Marie Cooper from Nourish Ourselves, who I already love just from chatting with her on the phone, and email! We also have a third roommate, I have only e-mailed with thus far, but she seems like a cool chick from MFA Mom. I am beyond excited.
I still need to do a million things :
My blog her to do list, although I did get some things crossed off is still FULL!
Last but certainly not least at all! I have a meeting scheduled the day I go into the city for BlogHer with a Publisher! Yes, you heard me right, a publisher! This all just happened in the past hour as I was writing this post, but I am OVER the moon! I guess hard work really does pay off right?
Needless to say, The next couple weeks are going to be slightly insane for me! So excuse my lack of posting if it comes to that!