My plan for the last few months has been to apply for graduate studies this fall, finish up the next school year working at BSC and then moving on. But something came over me today as I was more deeply investigating some of the schools I may apply to, and I started searching for DNR/wildlife/ecology jobs. I would say that about 75% of the jobs require a master’s degree, confirming my decision to go on to grad school. But some of them don’t, and so…I applied for a job in Louisiana today. Let me rephrase that: I submitted an application for a job as an environmental scientist if and when there is an opening.
I don’t know why I haven’t been looking for another job. I mean, I
love like this job, and with some of the staffing issues our tiny department has had over the last few months, I would feel bad quitting if I were offered another job. But you know what, it’s one thing to feel bad for abandoning this job for another student affairs job at another school, but if I leave this job for a job that is actually falls under my major studies, I think that I will have less to feel bad about. Isn’t that kind of job the reason I went to school in the first place?
Anyway, I don’t know when, if ever, there will be an opening in Louisiana, maybe tomorrow, maybe next year. And I don’t know if they will even consider my application. But here’s praying that I will find something.