Tuesday, January 29, 2013


life is funny sometimes. 
when i think about my life and some of my happiest moments, i think of the carefree-- my days of travel and exploration and excitement. 
but then i think about the fulfillment and gratification i feel from accomplishment, from schedules and planners and mile-long to-do lists. 
i'm driven by my goals and dreams and passions, 
yet there's a part of me who'd love to buy a one-way ticket to who knows where and see who i meet, what i see, where i  end up.

that being said, i've had a dream for some time now of working in child/maternal health care in underserved populations.
aaaand, it looks like this dream is going to come true, seeing as...

i've been accepted to a second bachelor's/masters in public health nursing and nurse midwifery program at johns hopkins university!

i am so honored and excited and anxious to begin this next step in my education in the fall.
i am so grateful for all of the people who have helped me along the way,
for my professors and the individuals i've collaborated with,
for my friends who've handled me in my more stressed out moments,
and for my family and their endless love, encouragement, and support. 

really, i can't wait to see what the future has in store for me, out on the east coast! 


but until then, i'll just keep wandering. 


Lauri said...

Congrats! Sounds like you are fulfilling your dreams. We can often look back and see how we have been led to things for a reason....can't wait to see what's to come!

Emily Ae-hui DeKam said...

Anna! You're so cool! I'm so excited for you--you're going places, my dear!

p.s. John Hopkins? Congrats!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

ahhh i still have to find an internship.
i have no clue where to go.
congrats again on hopkins!


Devaun said...

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