Monday, August 29, 2011

So...what IS Public Health?

One week down...15 more to go! So far I am really enjoying being a student again and am REALLY excited for the things I'll be learning this semester. Hopefully if I'm not too busy reading the 8,000 articles I'm expected to read every week, I'll be able to post some of the more interesting things here for your viewing pleasure. As an intro however, I wanted to post this awesome video of a MPH graduate from Tufts. Since deciding to go back to school to get my Masters in Public Health I have gotten a lot of questions just like this graduate - So...what exactly IS Public Health? This video sums up the social justice role of public health perfectly and gets me super jazzed to be in this amazing field. If you have time check out the whole thing, it's good. If not, skip ahead to 3:50 for your daily dose of inspiration...

back to school...back to school...

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Chiblogo: the Chicago Chronicles

We made it! After an awesome month in Seattle we packed up all our junk and made our way across the heart of the US to our new home - Chicago! Unfortunately we were very lazy about picture taking while in Seattle but let me just tell you, we had fun.
Thankfully we did remember to take lots of pictures on our drive out to Chicago. Neither of us had been to that part of the country before and we really enjoyed seeing the Great Plains, although I'm still bitter I didn't see any buffalo or cowboys. Here are a few photos from our 8 states in 4 days extravaganza!

Of course with a name like the 'Great Plains' you know there were some incredibly boring parts to drive through. We overcame them in true Brown fashion...

Now we are in Chicago and we are really enjoying everything so far! Praise the Lord He provided us with awesome friends to stay with while we apartment hunted. Tim and Ashley Van Oss are seriously the most welcoming people in the whole world. You guys are the BEST!

Besides having tons of fun with the Van Osses we have also been crazy apartment searching. Again, thank you God, we found a great place in a very fun part of the city. We are really excited to move in on Sept 1st and use all our stuff again! I also started school this week and so far so good. I am taking 5 classes though which is apparently a lot in Grad school so we'll see how much of a social life I have in the coming months. HOWEVER do not let that stop you from visiting! Seriously people...come visit us! This city is amazing and there are at least 8 million fun things to do every single day. Seriously.