Casey, Ashley, Chase & Jimmy

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

a new goal

There is a saying that I like that says there are three things you need in life to be happy. They are as follows...

1. Something to do 
2. Someone to love
3. Something to look forward to

I have always like this because it is so simple! But it's amazing how those things really make you happy. The "something to do" really changes when you have a baby. Of course I have something to do everyday now! Take care of my baby. But it is nice to have other things too. That's why I'm so glad I still work as a nurse--luckily only a few times a month.  Even though I don't really love my job I do love getting out of the house, socializing with adults (I love the people I work with) and using my nursing skills. Which brings me to my newest goal. This could be years away but I think it's always good to have goals.
I am going to be a Lactation Consultant/Specialist!
For those of you who don't know what this is (you probably haven't had a baby). They are the ones that come in and teach you how to breastfeed. They help you with any problems you might have and teach you ways to overcome the obstacles of breastfeeding. They were seriously lifesavers for me! When Chase was in the NICU I always fed him and they were right there to help me! I still need to research what I need to do to make this happen. Once all my kids are in elementary school I want to work more and this is what I want to do! I know this goal is kind of a long ways off but I'm still pretty excited to make it happen:)


  1. YAYYYYYY!!!!!!!! I love those three things - I need to remember that.

    we should really open a business sometime :) who knew we would both be maternal child health nuts

  2. I actually looked into this same thing a little while ago because I thought it would be a great job! It seemed a little confusing in ca so if you find out someday let me know. I just remember how frustrated I was with nursing and thought about how I would love to help other moms who struggled too.

  3. Love you Ash! Thanks for the reminder at setting goals of things to look forward to. I need to be better at this! Happy for your new goal :)