Learning Something New

I read an idea that seemed too good not to share.  The blogger decided to learn something new each month, you can read a about her experiment here: http://www.incourage.me/2010/08/12-things.html

I have a bit of a fondness for this type of life-education.  In fact, I practice it myself.  I have learned everything from cooking styles across the globe to guitar chords by on focusing on one small thing at a time.  It can even be relaxing.

So how do you apply this to becoming a midwife?  Let yourself study one thing each month.  You have the time to study just one thing, right?  So get a book from your library or borrow a journal from a friend. Check the list of training opportunities in the Natural Childbirth Directory and choose one to explore.  Find a conference to attend, or sign up for a local yoga or nutrition class. Google a topic and find out the different research and opinions about it.

The point is just to pick one thing each month. You may not be at a place in your life where you can pursue the next step to being a midwife, but you are at a place where you can increase your knowledge and skills a little bit at a time.

Have fun with it, and be sure to let me know what you try.