Week 9 – There for you

Week 9 – There for you

My lovely sister Alison , who does this sort of thing as her business, has agreed to build me a website. So I went to Edinburgh to visit her and get the site started. Meant I had to at last decide what I want to call my business – all the obvious things are taken which is one of the reasons I have procrastinated about this. In the end we agreed that the phrase “There for you”  is  appropriate for both doula work and massage therapy, so I went for that. Slightly worried that it is not specific enough but at least the decision is made now and I have bought my domain name : fionathereforyou.co.uk. I am excited with progress so far. Was really clueless about the whole process, but Alison is very patient and I am reassured that once up and running I should be able to manage the site myself. And my other sister’s partner – Richard Byrne – is helping us with the design so that I can have business cards and flyers printed. All beginning to feel much more real . . .

I did not get the birth doula job that I went for last week – the potential client was lovely about it but confirmed she had gone for someone more experienced. I had a telephone conversation with another expectant mother, but again think she is looking for someone who has “been there and done that” in dealing with the local hospital so I would be surprised to hear from her again. On a more positive note I had a long chat with a mother looking for postnatal support ASAP. Am visiting her next Monday with the view to beginning to support her immediately assuming we get along and can agree hours etc that work. So I’m ending another week with my fingers crossed!