Good news will work their way to all them plans

EDITORIAL NOTE: I’m not supposed to write about Public Health, so every time you read ## in this post take it to mean “Public Health”.

Good news, everyone! I was accepted into a certificate program in ## leadership offered by Johns Hopkins University. As some of you may remember, I was rejected from the Dr## program there this year. So I’m trying to pad my resume/CV to be a more attractive candidate for the next year.

The bad news behind this is that I was not accepted to the certificate program right away because I needed my employer to approve my application. After it being initially approved, a snafu in the bureaucracy meant that the application was rejected. Then one of my bosses spoke to the right person it seems, and I was accepted.

I say that it was bad news because [REDACTED].

So that’s that.

In the next few months, I’ll be working with some top notch ## people to complete this certificate and apply at four or five universities in my quest to get that elusive doctoral degree in ##. I hope that all my planning for the next year will have some good news working themselves into them.

I need more carrots.

I'm a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Doctor of Public Health program at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. All opinions posted here are my own, of course, and they do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my school, employers, friends, family, etc. Feel free to follow me on Twitter: @EpiRen