The short story behind the blog: Initially started to help me keep in touch with family and friends and to encourage me to share my experiences, this blog now allows me to look at social change through the prism of public health.
The slightly longer story: I was working in Washington, DC in 2007 and one day I thought, “I wonder if I will ever get the chance to live overseas.” Right about this time, thought about how I was not bilingual and how interested I was in exploring global health. Abracadabra, I came up with the idea of moving to Mozambique. While it may seem like a drastic move and/or quarterlife crisis coming early, this was actually a long thought process with a lot of doubt and questions about my sanity from friends and family. However, I decided to jump in with both feet and moved to Mozambique to seek fame and fortune. Well, actually to gain work experience and hopefully, an even better sense of what I wanted out of life. The decision to move to Mozambique was both the best and worst decision that I could have made at the time as it was profoundly challenging on a personal and professional level which led to me learning a lot about myself.
I am now in Argentina facing a whole new set of challenges that will find their ways on to the pages of this blog. I am passionate about public health, especially in developing countries which is the perfect outlet to feed my love of travel and social change.