[dropcap]A[/dropcap]s they say in the Sound of Music, “So long, farewell/Auf Wiedersehen, adieu/Adieu, adieu/To you and you and you.” I have had the amazing privilege to contribute to this blog for the past two semesters. This blog is a part of the Interdisciplinary Health Communication (IHC) Certificate I chose to pursue in addition to my Masters of Science in Public Health (MSPH). Pursuing this certificate has provided me with the ability the take some very interesting courses; helping to further my goal to help advocate for others. Communication is a vital tool needed for all careers. I have learned so much and have enjoyed every moment. Since completing this certificate means I will not be posting my blogs on Upstreamdownstream.org, I will continue “Type 1 Tuesdays” on typeonetuesdays.blogspot.com.
As I reflect on the experiences I have had while earning my bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest University and my Masters of Science in Public Health at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, I realize how truly fortunate I have been to be able to pursue my dreams. Next stop on my journey, law school! I know that as humans, we have our strengths and our weaknesses, however, chronic diseases, like T1D, or other adverse circumstances should not limit our accomplishments. So, “Climb every mountain/Ford every stream/Follow every rainbow/Till you find your dream.” Pursue your dreams!
Photo: L to R: Joan Cates, Amanda Mezer and Seth Noar.