I have finished my first class as a graduate student and received an A.

To all my doubters, fuck off.


I’m Back

I’ve been trying to write this for a week now, but couldn’t. It was still too soon.

My sister’s miscarriage reminded me why I’m going for my MPH and focusing on maternal and infant health. 1 in 4 women experience miscarriages. We say we’re sorry for the mother losing a baby and move on. But it’s not so easy for the mother. In the last few weeks my sister has blamed herself for miscarrying. She’s blamed her husband. She’s had to take pills to remove her baby that didn’t work. Take more that did, but caused complications. Had a d&c and complications from the epidural. And she has only been able to take a few days off from work. She hasn’t had time to heal physically and emotionally.

Postpartum depression is just starting to be talked about openly in the US, but mothers are still looked down on for suffering from it. What about mothers who experience miscarriage? They suffer from depression too and it’s time they get a voice.

Figuring Things Out

Haha, what a title. I actually have no idea what I’m doing, let alone have anything figured out.

I think, however, that I have found a place to do my practicum for my degree. It fits what I want and it’s in New York City.

I don’t really need to start planing this until next winter, but I’m looking forward to the future and can’t wait for it. I’m really boring right now and want to live. But I’m trapped for now so I’ll keep dreaming about my future.


Not Bad

12.8 our of 14 for my first weeks assignments? I’ll take it.


Week 1

I only have a quiz to complete and I’ll be officially done my first week on my master’s. It feels very odd to be back doing school things.


Me vs. Technology

Today I shall try to record my PowerPoint with my voice over it. This could be a complete disaster or a success, we will find out.


Everything Will Be Fine

Today was my first day back to work and my first day of class. I have to read 3 chapters and make a presentation by Sunday and the autoclave is still broken… it will all work out….right?