For now, i just wanted to get it started with this peice of good news (also posted in various other places around the site lol)- WAAAAAAAHHHOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I just got the phone call. Let me tell you, this has been a long time coming LOL. The basic history is that while pg with Mikayla, (sometime in the first tri) I realized that I wanted to be a doula. I sat around thinking on it for a while, plus with working full time, then adjusting to a newborn, i didn't have time for a while anyway. Then last September, I had decided on CAPPA to get certified through, and I went on Ebay and bought all the books that I'd need to get certified. I started working on my packet to apply for the scholarship because we just didn't have the money, but didn't get it done in time. They award them 4 times a year. The next quarter, I would have been able to pay for it, but I procrastinated and wound up paying some other stuff off instead. Then I procrastinated some more. A few weeks ago, i thought about it again, and checked to see when the deadline for the next scholarship was. It was a week away. Would you believe i STILL put it off??? I finally did it and then had to overnight it to get it in by Oct 1. This AM, i checked their website to see when i could expect to hear, and to see if maybe they'd published the winners early. no such luck. Then a few minutes ago, i got a phone call!!!! I'm so excited!! I'll be doing the Distance Labor Doula Program (that's learning at a distance not doula'ing at a distance lol), and I'm so excited to finally get started!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!