Congrats Meko and ShyingViolet on your upcoming nuptials!
While not getting married or in a traditional academic program, I am enrolled in a coach training program and I should become certified right before baby comes in April. I'll also be launching/birthing my own coaching business over these next few months, so I kinda feel pregnant with two "babies" I want to work with and support women 50+ who are in transition, whether they've lost a spouse to death or divorce, ended a career, have become empty nesters, or experienced some other type of change that makes them re-evaluate their identity and who they want to be in the world. I want to help them envision and create the the life they want in this next chapter. I have a masters in social work, so coaching is a natural next step. Very exciting but also a bit overwhelming!
Oh, and I love the bead swap idea!