I need some career and major life transition feedback from ppl outside my immediate circle. So, I'm 30 weeks pregnant with baby #2, and dd1 is 20 months old. We just moved across the country for a new start and a new job for dh, but we are pretty much broke from the move and not even sure he will have work till the baby is born. Anyway, that is not entirely why I'm writing, just a background.
I have read the book "the reanaissance soul" and really would say I am one, probably never have a "monogamous" career. I've studied a lot of random things -doula training, certified herbal consultant, nutrition, many short courses on child-care related stuff including wilderness/nature mentoring and on and on (was a manager at a boys and girls club before dd1), and have been lately toying with getting my ECE or Waldorf ECE or both, likely to run my own program, starting with in home care while the kids are young. But I'm in my foundation distance program for Waldorf and it feels 1.) too intense in terms of the philosophy for this time in my life even though I love and agree with so much of it 2.) difficult for me to move on to the part time teacher training with a such a young family, travel issues, loan issues (private institution), and I need to be working ina s chool and we live no where near one and probably won't due to the types of places my husband works... and honestl, I'm just not ure about it. I'm a bit bored, feel like I've mastered what I wanted to know about it...I know that sounds super fickle...when I was 18 i aginuzed over how to spendmy education money...I got talked out of things like yoga teacher etc. by my mother, nowI wish I'd picked one of those shorter study programs and just gone for it.
So...I'm in the position of really wantingto begin studying or trainging for a career soon...I know that I want the study to be as fexible as possible, not too long (four year degree honestly won\t happen), and very hands on yet also intullectually stimulating. It would be nice within a few years to have a solid skill that 1.) helps people 2.) I can work for myself if possible 3.) can be flexiblepart-time full time anc when/where 4.) makes a decent wage.
I had treatments with a woman I found deeply inspiring and they were very healing -she was a PT and a craniosacral therpist specializing in babies and women's health. She helped clear some of my endometriosis and helped me heal from a very traumatic birth,and veyr much helped my daughter as well. She seemed very grounded, happy, made good money, and very fulfilled. Good at what she did. I loved the way she was able to be so intimate with her clients yet professional (I've looked into counselling and lfie coaching too...among about 100 other things)...anyway, I know at this point in my life i won't become a PT, its really the craniosacral that fascinates me, but I'd want a stronger background in anatomy esp. and here in Canada something similar where a health plan could cover the treatments so I coudl help more people. I was looking at osetopathy (manual practitioner, it's not regulated in canada so there are 5 month programs as well as 5 year programs), or Registered massage therapist courses... then taking craniosacral therpist training and other specializations over the years for esp. working with babies and women as well....I'm just worried that I might not be good at it, that I'd burn out, that the training would be too much (I did find one for RMT that does all the theory by distance and then you go for 10 months to do the hands on on location and by then the baby would be 2-3 years old...)
advice please!! anyone elsein those fields.