One of the challenges at this point in the creation of Journal Midwife is that I am overstretched in a way that I hope will change in due course. I currently work full-time at a payslip-providing office job and I spread my remaining time and energy across a number of interests and projects. As a result, well… I’ve let a fair bit of time slip past since my inaugural blog post.
That was April and now it’s August. The main development of Journal Midwife has been the birth and growing of a Meet-Up community. I’ve been hosting groups in Edinburgh and Glasgow. These took place in April, May and June, and I’ve now planned a suite of dates for the autumn. I’ve met some really lovely women in both cities whose curiosity and love of writing brought them out to find out more about me and about Journal Midwife.
I have also embarked on a Diploma in Transformational Coaching, through Animas Coaching, in order to learn more about working one-to-one with people. I am studying with a fantastic cohort of fellow trainees, and am truly pleased and impressed with the quality of the course and its delivery. My aim is to be fully qualified by the end of 2018 – but again this will depend on my schedule and the time I have available. Let’s just say that I won’t beat myself up if I can’t manage to finish by December – but I’ll try! Meanwhile I am taking on practice clients, so if you or anyone you know is interested in being coached, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
So despite the long gap between blog post one and blog post two, there has actually been a lot going on behind the scenes. Keep an eye on this space for further developments as they brew up. And meanwhile, enjoy the last few weeks of summer. 🙂