I have been accepted into a Public Health program in Texas . So who am I and what will this blog be about?
My name is Onyinye. My friends call me Onyi or one of the numerous monikers that they’ve given me. I am Igbo ‘American’ and was based in New York. I lived in New York for more than 8 years. New York is a state which I associate with multiple memories: some pleasant but others not as much.
New York is a state with multiple opportunities if you are open to them. It is a place where you can create and recreate yourself several times over but New York is also a hard place. I lived in most boroughs of New York including upstate New York, so I am quite familiar with the drumbeat of that state.
I knew it was time to leave about two to three years ago but I had no clue where I would be going. I just wanted a slower pace. My intention at that time was to relocate to the Midwest.
So Why Texas You wonder?
There was a resurgence of interest in Public Health which lead to my taking classes and keeping on top of Public Health issues. I was looking for a field that will bring together everything I had studied. I will like to thank Dr. A.A for mentioning this field as a possible fit many years ago. Because that actually stayed at the back of my mind as I took classes. Thank You!
So, Why Texas again You Wonder?
My intention was to apply to 5 schools. I applied to the first two that I really was interested in and then my reasoning was that if I did not get accepted then I will apply to the rest. I got a response from one of the schools, that my paper work had been received but that it was too early to start reviewing applications. I waited for the school in Texas and when I received the positive response…I danced!!!
Yes. I will be heading to Texas.
Beyond going through an airport in Dallas while heading to New Mexico, I’ve never been to Texas. I am super excited but I am also kinda scared.
This blog will be focused on my Texan adventure. I will be living in Houston. But, my intention is to visit Austin (maybe live there someday), San Antonio, El Paso and other parts of Texas.
I hope you remain with me on my adventure as I bring you my perspective on life in Texas, my life in Texas and of course, with a little bit of Public Health included.
Will I be returning to New York?
New York was fun but…… the world waits! 🙂