Friday, January 13, 2017

I'm back

So last year I was in Chad, and I had a blog. Because life in Chad is exciting and new and different. Also because I entertained the notion that some people might be interested in hearing about a new, exciting, different perspective on life. Since I returned to the US in July, I haven't touched my blog. So this is it's resurrection.

Backstory first: I came back from Chad. All the time I thought I would have in the summer went by really fast, and then I relocated my self and my possessions to the wonderful little city of Loma Linda, California. It's especially nice right now, because it's green. I like green. Anyway, I'm here working on a masters in public health, emphasis in global health. It's fun and exciting and I love it! So I think that catches us up to this week, which is why I'm resurrecting the blog.

Last week, one of my classmates started talking about a trip to Zimbabwe over Spring break. Now, that sounded pretty exciting, but I didn't really think I wanted to go on a short-term trip right now. I'd rather go somewhere when I have more time and can build connections, maybe learn some culture and language, and acquire pet monkeys. But it would take way to much effort to keep thinking that I was turning down an opportunity to go to Africa. So there you have it. I'm going to Zimbabwe in March. Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked. It appears that I'll be working with a team of really cool people to put on a health fair. The work I do there will count towards my school practicum as well, which is an added bonus. I might throw a few words and pictures on here from time to time, so you can be looking for that.

Between now and then, I'll just be here cuddling with my Guinea pig, and shivering in the Southern Californian rain. Seriously, why didn't anybody tell me that California was cold?

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