I am so bored. I sit and read all day. I’m trying not to leave the house much, due to the heat, that I don’t want to put on sunscreen, and that if I leave the house, I spend money, which I shouldn’t be spending.
I tried to contact a local hospital about volunteering again for the summer (I used to volunteer in the NICU, Labor and Delivery, and the Newborn Nursery), but they haven’t called me back. I might try the local children’s hospital.
It’s one thing going from teaching to summer, but it’s way different going from grad school + teaching to nothing at all to do but read and exercise during the summer. I don’t want to quilt. I’ve done a little knitting, but I just want to read.
I downloaded the required reading list for birth doula and postpartum doula certification. I’m currently reading: The Birth Partner, The Complete Book of Pregnancy and Childbirth, and Homebirth in the Hospital. I don’t think I’ll go through the training and become a doula, as I’m only off work for two months, but I’m learning quite a bit about childbirth and pregnancy. At least I’ll know what goes on if I ever get pregnant. I have decided that I’ll probably deliver at a birthing center and I’ll get a doula.