I have now finished my first year placements and received all of my assignment results for the year which I am happy to report were all passes. Actually I'm more than happy - I am thrilled...when I got my last result I walked around with a huge smile on my face because I knew it meant I'd passed year 1 and was moving comfortably onto 2nd year. Not that 2nd year will be comfortable of course....it's going to be even harder work and I am sure there will be times when I will be pulling my hair out!
In the weeks ahead we have a period of three weeks called transition.During Transition we organise our own time and the idea is that we visit an area that might be useful for our training. So sometimes people go abroad to see how Midwifery services differ from the UK, others might go into breastfeeding support groups to see the work that they do, or spend time with an Independent Midwife etc.. There are many many choices and the only difficulty is choosing what to do. I have chosen to look more closely at the work of the MSLC (midwifery services liaison committee) and the impact that they have had on Midwifery services.
In between I shall be catching up with friends, having an overnight photography trip to Paris and taking some time to relax and prepare for the hard work to come. And of course the other thing I will be doing is enjoying some time with my family.
Short post today but hey - I've got my feet up!