Thursday, March 18, 2010

Now It Is On!

I have been living in this world for the past two years trying to get my bearings so that I can project my passionate concern for humanity outward. I figured out where I needed to be, and more importantly who I needed to be around to have the conversations and interactions I need to have in order to project my voice as loudly as I can to make a difference. That place is the University of Michigan. I just found out I was wait-listed... and I can't imagine that anybody who wanted this even half as badly as me would turn down such an amazing opportunity.

I applied and interviewed with an awareness of what my general focus would be over the next year, hopefully within the community of people who were interviewing me. However, I had not had the input or conversations that I needed to have had for at least two years before I interviewed. After the brief input I received from Anne Mondro, Brad Smith, and Phoebe Gloeckner, my ideas have already started to become clearer. The summer will be all I need to get myself ready for this intense and amazing opportunity. I want to be around these people more, after what a difference 30 minutes with them made!

I want to make people aware of their biological processes on a regular basis so that they will take care of themselves, hopefully creating a significant increase in independence from over the counter medicine and significant medical intervention.

I don't know what will happen, all I know is, "now it's on"! I will find a way to be an influential part of this community with my art no matter what happens, I just hope the University of Michigan will give me the opportunity and help to make that happen.