Friday, February 22, 2008

Some days ...

Every once in a while I look in the mirror and think WHO IS THAT WOMAN?

I am pretty busy right now in my life. Adjusting, even after a year, to living in the townhouse, to working a lot on several projects, on handing over volunteer and staff duties while still supporting a lot of the volunteers and staff at Peace House, working with the boys on their schooling, trying to stay caught up for my book clubs, knitting for my soul, keeping the dogs exercised, trying to watch my own weight and fitness level (though that's a pretty passive role. I just keep watching, wondering if it will ever change.)

So about 10 minutes ago I get an email. From the University of North Dakota. They are announcing a new distance learning Master's in Public Health program for nurses. The focus is community and public health. They work with you to find communities near you to work with in a professional setting. And I find myself as I am reading this email, thinking "Wow! This sounds really cool! I should learn more about this opportunity!"

Because apparently some portion of my brain thinks I could actually fit this in to my life about now.

?!?!?!?!? Yeah, a Master's in Public Health is JUST what I need to complete my life right now, don't 'cha think?

4 comments:

shawn said...

oh, come on now... you have tons of free time don't you?? I mean you don't NEED to sleep right? There is at least 5-6 hours a day right there.. and coffee would help.. You could always hook up an IV to the coffee pot.. or diet pepsi.. just a thought....

Mama Ava said...

You know what's weird...I thought I needed some credits and was looking at online courses and found stuff in public health, too. And the whole thing sounded so interesting I was actually making plans! Of course, there's that whole "I can't stand being around sick people thing" I'd have to get over that eventually made me see the light...

Mama Ava said...

On the other hand...if you can do things online, you generally get quite a bit of time to get things done...it does cost money, and you'd have to pare something else out...but your kids studying and watching you accomplish something academic at the same time would be really cool...

Calandria said...

If it really interests you to work in that field, you should pursue it! But if it's just interesting for a couple days as something new to think about, maybe it's not such a great idea.

Sorry, maybe that is a very obvious comment.

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