Friday, October 28, 2011

How do you spell relief?

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I don't know about you, but I spell it IBCLC - International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant - which is what I finally became today after many years of clinical hours, lots of lactation education hours, months of intense studying, an all-day international board exam, 3.5 months (!) of waiting for results, and a nightmare of a bureaucratic screwup which nearly resulted in hundreds of applicants' results (mine included) being delayed for weeks longer than everyone else's, but eventually it was all handled and mid-afternoon Israel time the results were posted. 

And I passed and gained the right to put those hard-earned (oh so hard-earned) initials after my name.
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Robin Epstein, IBCLC (and of course fine art photographer, but that's a different hat, so to speak)

It has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
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9 comments:

Sara Lorayne said...

Yes, a very nice ring! Congratulations Robin.

Titanium said...

Congratulations! You earned every single letter, my friend. Great job- well done.

Yaelian said...

Congratulations! Very well done Robin:)

Jill said...

Mazel Tov!!! What insanely exciting news!!!!! You totally deserve a night out on the town to celebrate!!!! xxx

Robin said...

Thanks everyone, it feels great :).

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Mimi said...

Well done Robin!
that's a great achievement and I just know that you will be a fantastic lactation consultant.
as you are a fantastic fine-art photographer)

anymommy said...

Hurray!!! So many congratulations. You are amazing.

toby said...

How awesome! Mazal tov!

SquarePeg613 said...

Oh yes! Mazal Tov! Ilana