Saturday, May 17, 2014

I'm Going on an Adventure!

I was kind of like Bilbo. I had thought and thought about this decision, going back and forth and back and forth without committing. I was scared. I was nervous. I didn't know what to expect.
And then on the last morning that I could commit, I finally did. And I'm so excited. 

And just like Bilbo, I'm going on an adventure! 

I always thought, as I explained in this post, that my adventure would be going on a mission. We all know how that turned out. I never expected it to be this. 

At the U, they have a thing called MUSE, which stands for My Utah Signature Experience. This is mine.

In a few short weeks I will be flying from Salt Lake to New York, then from New York to Accra, Ghana!

I'm going to AFRICA!!

I will be there for just under a month. I am going with a group of students that consist of 9 nursing students, 1 med student, 1 pre-PA student, and 1 pre-nursing student. While I'm there, I will be working alongside the community health nurses doing well child checks and growth monitoring, Vit. A supplementation, documentation of community health trends, family counselling, health promotion, community assessments, home health visits, health screenings in schools, and more. We also will be helping with an ongoing research project through the U of U's School of Medicine, with the topic of "Incidence of Skin Diseases in school age children." 

I still have a ton to do to get ready for it, but I'm working on it day by day. 

This is my adventure. 
It's nerve-wracking and exciting and terrifying, but aren't all the best adventures? :)

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