I like this thread. I like reading these kind of things.
A lot of you have some interesting stuff going on.
@Hugh thats cool that you're doing your own research projects and are even teaching students now. I still remember reading, many years ago, about your early years when you were just getting into that field. Its neat to hear how far you've come. Best of luck to you with your PhD.
@Top Bunk I am glad to hear you've gotten to practice driving more with your dad. I have forgotten to ask you about that, but it sounds like you're making progress with your dad so thats better than what you told me last time.
@PsychoDuck sorry to hear about being laid off. The transit sounds neat though, so I hope you're able to get in with them. When is the job fair? Did you go to it already?
@Sanji07 I haven't checked with you in awhile, so wow I didn't know you were doing all these things. You went to tech school? Congrats on graduating. What kind of tech specifically are we talking about? What kind of work does your brother pay you for? Also, if you're worried about posting too much art then how about sharing the ones you are most proud of? Kind of like what Hugh suggested.
@GOOD_DOGE that ambassador program sounds like it might be a good way for you to meet people and make some connections. It may sound like a small volunteer role, but you'd be surprised the connections you can make if you act as friendly as I remember you. Also nature photography is one of my favorite things. If you like identifying animals/insects in your area, I recommend the iNaturalist app or (website if you're putting photos on your computer from your camera). Its super cool, I use it all the time to take pictures of the natural flora and fauna around me and at the same time learn what it all is. Best of luck to you in finding a job when you're ready. It can definitely be pretty tricky to balance work and school at the same time.
As for me, I'll try be brief since I am infamous for being long-winded. I switched major from nursing to paralegal studies in fall of 2016, and graduated with an associate of science degree in paralegal studies one month ago. I am now working towards getting my AA transfer degree, which in Florida allows you to transfer to any Florida university of your choice (which is awesome).
Farm life is pretty much same old same old. But I have pet pigeons now, and they are awesome and I love watching them fly around up in the sky. I went to Honduras in summer of 17 on a mission trip to visit families my church supports there, and that was pretty incredible. Also I got a new job 2 months ago. I work at the office of the attorney general (of Florida) in our disctricts criminal appeals division. The bureau chief was one of my professors, so it was an easy in. I'm just doing grunt work, but its a good start.
Edited by Shoe, 13 January 2018 - 12:10 AM.