My advice is to follow your dreams and your passion! GO FOR IT if that's what you want.
You'll find a way if it's meant to be.
As for the Midwifery Today conference, I can't believe we missed each other! I was there from Wednesday until Friday. I was so sad to leave. All of the women there were so inspiring! I loved Carol Gautschi. Her spirit is so loving and welcoming. Lisa Goldstein was incredibly cute; this little 64-year-old woman bopping around.
Gail Hart is also a lovely woman. And Ina May was there! Talk about inspiring!
I hope you enjoyed the conference as much as I did. I want to wish you hope and encouragement on your career path. You'll find your way.