Back to the bush.

In the spirit of Natural Resource Conservation, I found this particular post – and the entire blog – extremely inspiring. The writing style, insight, images, and experiences are beyond incredible.

A Place for Embers

Separated by time and space what continues to stick with me are the images I carry in my mind.
Africa has left its marks deep under my skin where only I know to look. But I suppose this is true for all the significant events of my life: working for Nols, the CDT, training my horses, and Nikki They all have left tail-tell sign as indelible as the blood trail of the first elk I shot. I suppose I am not the only one who can read these signs. They must show up on how in how I walk, in the joy in my face as I watch a kudu cow come to drink, her over sized ears swiveling to catch the sounds of my breath. The twinge of sweet pain as we eat our wild game, and the way my horse comes to me when he could walk away…

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Do what you love, love what you do.

Every life has challenges, and every challenge creates growth. The road I have been traveling over the past year has been unbelievable. I completed my Masters degree, moved across the country, got an amazing job, got married, moved across the state, bought a house, lost said job, and here I am. This blog is an experiment to focus my interests and passion, and to expand my horizons. I truly hope to use this blog as a learning tool to get to know myself better. I know what I like, but I don’t know what I love. Career coaching tells us that if you love what you do, then it’s not really work. “Do what you love, love what you do.” I have spent 22 out of the last 23 years of my life in school; diligently studying; focusing my skills. I want to make sure that I’m passionate about what I do – that my career reflects my goals, my principles, my joie de vivre. 

This will be a mish-mash of culinary adventure, garden beds, interior decoration, career building, family, and spiritual exploration. And anything else that catches my fancy. Like puppies and high fashion.

So tell me, friends and neighbors, how do you know when you’ve found the “right” job? Has anyone changed careers completely? Did it work?