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Long time no post


I feel like I really need to start taking advantage of this site, so I am planning to start posting more often and taking the time to read an learn from other's posts.

I've been told a lot recently that people have been worried that I seem depressed, and I guess maybe I am a little. I normally pride myself at being a strong woman nad working hard to get the things that I want, but lately everything is wearing on me.

I want the "American Dream"= Everything. I want to complete my education, travel, get a good job, start a family, buy a house, etc. But the potential or lack there of for everything to happen the way that I want it to, is really starting to tear at my shield and my strength.

I guess things are going well. I've had a full-time job, since graduation, more or less in the field of my study. I've actually just gotten a loan, and put in my notice at my job so that I can go abroad to travel some, and learn. I'm planning an educational trip to South America (Lima, Peru; Vina del Mar, Chile; Buenos Aires, Argentina) through ECELA to learn spanish, learn a culture, volunteer, medical shadow, learn to tango. Sounds great, and I I know that I should be more excited, but right now I'm worried, about money, about everything! This trip is supposed to take place March through May of this year.

My boyfriend (I'm at the point where I wish that I could just call him my fiance, but I guess that's not officially correct) is waiting to hear back from a few different potential jobs that he has applied to. Depending on when those jobs start, he may be able to come with me on my trip. When we get back he has his official graduation ceremony, then we're planning to move to whichever company (all in other states) hires him. I'm planning to work to try to pay back some of these loans (school loans + these new personal loans) for a year, and get more experience in a healthcare field. Then I'm going to be applying for a masters program, I've decided on a Masters in Public Health Policy to start out with. I may have to move again for school, but once I'm done, I'll be able to marry, start really saving money, maybe get a house and start a family.

Things are so complicated. I want to have it all, I want to have the amazing career developing health care systems and creating health equity, but I also want to have a family- children, maybe a dog, I don't know.

Oy Life.

Ok I gues that's enough of a rant for now, but if anyone has any health contacts in South America I would live to try to meet as many people related to the healthcare field in a world other than the one I am used to, after all how am I going to help fix the world's healthcare if I don't know anything about anywhere else in the world?


Okeny-Lucia's picture

Hello Hericson

Dear Hericson,

Thank you for being open about your life and dreams! I am grateful that you have started planning for your future in style,which is quite in order.

I wish you a lot of good will on your journey to prosper and get a Master,s.It is my area of interest in Health Policy, though controversial and very interesting when you look in depth the failed health care system around the world.
You have talked of moving around the world, kindly check in the resource exchange on World Pulse,and you will find plenty of information that you can choose from.

However a few points to take home would be to map out what is of high importance at the moment.Things and events are volatile in today,s world.I work in a health field and I have tried to view life with a patient,s eye.Like where is the thin line between wellness and illness.

Take courage my dear sister for you dreams to be a reality.I leave you with these thoughts
'Pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity,and optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty'

Have a fantastic time.

Warmest Regards
And you are welcome to my profile and posts.

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

hericson's picture

Thank you Okeny-Lucia

Thank you so much for your warm and thought comment. I am grateful that there are strong and amazing women out there like you that I can look up to. Your life must be rewarding, although very difficult in your chosen profession. I'm bursting at the seems to step into the "real world" and to make my mark upon it.

I will definitely look into the resource page of the World Pulse website, and that map that you wrote of sounds intriguing. I don't want to put my self in danger, but if I can- at some point in my career make life safer or better or anyone in any of those higly volitile areas I would feel accomplished.

Thank you!

Okeny-Lucia's picture

Go for it gal!

Your heart dictates your character,It is only those who fear death,than cannot plunge into danger.Cowards as they say live longer but miserably,ahahahhahah Have a brave day!

Lucia Buyanza
Reproductive Health

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