And we’re back to another school year, my last year of classes in midwifery school incidentally. I’ll be taking classes until mid-March and then it’s off to an apprenticeship in some fabulous as-yet-unknown far off place. So far, busy is an adjective that is too mild to describe my past few weeks.
I returned from a fabulous, much anticipated and much needed vacation to a visit from my incredible sister, R. We had a fantastic time, and then school started right in the middle of things. Right now I have school, work, my clinical rotation, and a new Hypnobirthing class I have just begun sitting in on. Next, I need to add some volunteer hours and I should be well on my way to a full schedule.
I’m feeling good and happy about this new year. More confident as a person and as a student midwife, and like a sponge ready to suck up all of this new knowledge. Last year gave me an excellent foundation to stand on and now we’re adding building blocks to everything. While I felt like I struggled to memorize basic concepts and timelines (what week is it that the eyelids unfuse, the fingerprints form, the heart starts to beat, I asked myself again and again) during last fall, this year I feel like I am moving ahead leaps and bounds in terms of being able to understand, process, and put to use information. It feels good and very exciting.