Category «Jennifer’s Personal Notes»

Spring Break Catch-up

I am about half-way through the second semester, which brings me to spring break.  For me it is merely a week to catch up, and I spent the first couple hours this morning cleaning and organizing emails, contact lists and calendars.  I have three conferences coming up, so part of that time was ensuring all …

So you want to be a researcher?

I am happy to say I have survived my first week of coursework. I am also happy to say that I am (so far) enjoying the coursework. I had fully expected the program to be rigorous – research can be difficult work.  I was not expecting the program to be so challenging to my understanding …

The Value of Humility

This week I have been sharing some of the harder lessons I had to learn to become a midwife.  The value of humility is perhaps the hardest one I faced. I thought I did approach birth with humility.  I believed I understood the process and knew that the best course of action was to let …

In the midst of…

You would think that this in-between time, without a formal paying job and no school, would be super productive.  You would think. I am happy to say that my license is in process with the state, which means I am at least moving forward on one to do item. And I am also happy to …

After Graduation

I’ve been ignoring you…sort of.  I had to get through my final exams and the the last week of school.  Then I was visiting family out of state which, despite my best intentions on every trip, is NOT a place for me to accomplish any work.  Admittedly, I have been home and without classes for …

Graduation

This week I completed my last final exam and submitted my last paper.  I have completed all requirements for both degrees and within a few days will be officially graduated. What a strange feeling – to be done with school but not yet completed.  Before I can work, I need to pass the certifying examinations. At least …

Opps, Did it Again

I should never work on the website when I’m tired.  Last night I crashed the International Midwife blog by selecting to install an update that was only a BETA and was not compatible with my webhost.  Opps. The blog became a lost cause, with no way to revert to the previous version.  To make matters …

Alternative Breaks

My nursing school is hosting information about alternative breaks for student nurses thIs week. These are awesome opportunities for students with international aspirations to get their feet wet. The school organizes the trip, and the students often travel for a reduced rate and can use financial aid to pay the student portion. At my school, …

HIV

I was reminded of a great resource for the US today when one of the collaborators gave a lecture in my HIV in Public Health class – have I mentioned how much I love studying at Emory? The resource is AIDSVu, an interactive US map that lets you investigate the spread of HIV by state …