I GOT A JOB!!
I’m going to be working as a Prairie Dog Field Technician this summer is Saskatchewan. Living in a field house in the middle of nowhere with 6-7 other techs and biologists. The town has a population of 130-150 people. So literally buttfuck nowhere except that it’s near the entrance to Grasslands National Park where we will be doing our work. I’m gonna be living without mountains from May to October. I’ll be doing ACTUAL SCIENCE though soooo it’s worth. Now to send an email quitting the other job (with better pay but no scienceing) I got. This isn’t the dream job, but it’s another step in the right direction. Slowly but surely I am on my way to becoming a biologist.
Most people in my class are Vancouver born and bred and have never moved and someone asked me how I manage to constantly be moving and what it entails. I didn’t realize it until then, but other than 1 year in my parents basement after uni in 2012 and 1.5 years in an apartment in Calgary in 2014/2015, I’ve moved every 4-8 months since I graduated high school in 2007. Even in uni I moved houses each school year. In the next 5 years I would like to be more settled, but for now I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Who knows what will happen in the fall once my contract ends, but I am hoping to make it back out to the coast. I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it though. For now, life is once again going to change in a big way.