Yes, I realize that I have been so quiet over here. I have been really busy trying to sort out all the other nuts and bolts that go into relocating and ensuring that you have everything necessary to begin classes. Getting into the school of your choice is one thing but there is often a long list of other things that also needs to be done before the first week of class. Like, finding the paper work for all your vaccinations or getting titters done – very expensive by the way, finding accommodation which is a job on its own, and so many other things. I am happy to report that I am almost done with everything that needs to be sent in.
Now, I have been told that I should choose my research area so that I can be connected to a professor that has the same research interest. But, there are so many things that I am interested in. Public Health is so broad. I have to ensure that whatever I choose to focus on beyond being something that I am passionate about, it also has to be an issue that will need to be worked on globally for many years. I don’t want to work where answers have been found already.
But, yes, I am super excited about this opportunity and this journey. I am not scared. New York can make you walk in strength and not in fear. If you’ve lived in New York, you can literally live anywhere….
- A quick scan of the public health horizon (crofsblogs.typepad.com)
- Scientists Feel They Can’t Speak Out, Even If Public Health and Safety at Risk, Says New Survey (julianbuchanan.wordpress.com)
- Training Opportunity: Public Health in Complex Emergencies (chnuganda.wordpress.com)
- Quiet Determination (nowhereinparticularra.wordpress.com)