I’ve gained a slot in the 2013 HaganaH Conference. That’s a HUGE step towards getting there. It is mandatory that I attend, so it’s a good thing it’s my biggest thing to look forward to each year.
In years past I’ve been able to to this myself; taking out loans, hocking my bass, but this year has been rough. On top of moving, I’ve taken on even more by having my daughter, her husband, and 4 kids move in with us, making for a lot of happiness, but also a lot of responsibility.
I’ve not used my teaching certificate to open a school, not wanting to take business away from the school where I studied. Instead, I volunteer teaching those who can’t afford formal lessons, and have recently made arrangements to teach bullied kids how to feel more self-confident and have the tools to protect themselves, and hopefully, will start teaching the younger kids about stranger danger.
Each year at the conference we learn new techniques to apply to our arsenol of weapons, and I’d hate to miss out on this coming conference advanced techniques. Donations would be greatly appreciated.