Lactation Education Resources Blog
It’s a new year, time for new beginnings
Time to plan for what your intentions are for 2014. What are your dreams? You have been thinking about it for a long time - Is it finally time to step up and become an IBCLC? Is it time to look for that ideal Lactation Consultant job? A job that will challenge you or a job that will give you experience in an aspect of lactation consulting that you haven’t tried yet. Maybe it is time to return to school for your RN or advanced degree credential. Maybe you are ready to hang out your own shingle and start a private practice.
We all need to move forward. They say, “if you are not moving forward, you are moving backward”. It is easy to do the same thing day after day, in a groove that is comfortable to you. Let’s move out of our comfort zone this year and move forward.
They also say put your intentions “out there” and they will be realized. So put your goals out there by telling friends and family, write a note to put on your mirror or make a picture of yourself in your new work setting. Join an organization or online community that will help you get closer to your dreams through volunteering or helping you to build skills. Get involved in your local ILCA chapter http://uslca.org/membership/chapters or US Breastfeeding Coalition Directory. Meet the movers and shakers in your area. Just see what happens in 2014!