Every time I get around to logging in I have to find my way around again, like life; everything constantly changes. Just when I get caught up I fall behind again.
The time I have spent away from writing here has not been writing free. After finishing my associate’s degree in Complementary Healthcare I decided to continue on for my bachelor’s degree. I just completed my first semester at University Without Walls, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. All the courses are online. Everything is written. It is time consuming for those of us who talk versus speak, but it was also good practice for thinking about what to type before actually typing and posting. There was a lot of backspacing and deleting involved but it was worth it.
With the concentration, Holistic Health Education and Promotion, my plan is to translate those long boring scholarly journals and articles into words that regular people will find interesting and informative. I have come to realize that it is important for me to focus on the huge segment of the population that does not have access to information. Only when it is made available can people make informed decisions about their care. People who have no money are often the same people who are taken advantage of by swindlers online, in the medical profession, and in positions of power that force health mandates down our throats without medical knowledge.
I have not figured out how to pay for my education or make a living from this once I graduate so there are some obstacles ahead. For now I will continue to drive a school bus and begin researching topics to write about.