I have been contemplating my future and in specific my career. As I mentioned in my last blog entry I had an appointment with the College Course Advisor which went relatively well. She has suggested that I apply for the Access Course and having had more time to think, I am in agreement. I have seriously been considering Midwifery and so an Access Course would allow me to get the relevant qualifications that I needed to apply.
My family and friends have all been very supportive of my chosen path. However why do people feel the need to prepare me for what lies ahead by informing me of some of the duties performed by midwives. Ahem! Excuse me but I had a baby just over 13 months ago, I am quite aware of many of the duties involved in being a midwife seeing as I was the one being monitored by a midwife for 9 months! It's not like I have just announced that I want to become a lawyer or a lion tamer. Both challenging careers of which I have no prior experience. I have always been an upstanding citizen and the closest I have ever come to a lion was at Chester Zoo!
"You are aware that there will be blood and babies involved" my friend Sarah commented on Facebook, this actually made me laugh considerably. And there was me thinking that I just signed a little piece of paper when the stalk dropped the baby off at the maternity ward. I know that Sarah was not being at all serious so I won't hold that against her. Gavin's comments were of a similar vein "You will have to give injections and help women give birth", no really I hadn't realised seeing as they took enough blood from me during pregnancy to supply half of Africa with transfusions and Gavin that was me pushing Emily out that April morning remember. I know you'd been awake for 24 hours but you do recall me being present at the time right?!
All joking aside I am well aware that the path I have chosen is a tough and arduous one with many years of blood, sweat and tears ahead of me. And well lets be honest you have to want to work in nursing or midwifery because no-one does it for the money do they?! But I know what I have to do, I know the sacrifices I will have to make. My active social life, my regular binge drinking sessions, my weekly shopping trips trips to Selfridges...oh no wait that's not 'MY LIFE'! So it would seem that seeing as all I normally do of an evening is cook the tea and watch Eastenders that a few sacrifices can be made. Afterall we have Sky+ and it would be nice to have my tea cooked for me once in a while.