When it comes to working in the environmental technician world you’re constantly moving around. My current job ends in two days, which started only three months ago, and in a short three weeks I’ll be headed off to Peru for almost three months to work on hummingbirds in the rainforest. And I’m already getting the questions before I leave for Peru: What will I do when I get back?
Herein lies the question…who the heck knows. October will come around and at that point in the U.S. things are starting to wind down in the bird world. Spring anywhere in the country is the time to look for a new technician position so I’ll have my eyes out for something during that time. But what will go on between October and the beginning of January is beyond me. I’m really hoping I can get back on an airboat in January because seriously, driving those things is so fun, but I have no idea if that could happen. There is also a possibility that I could not even be in the continental U.S. anymore and actually be living in Maui…fingers crossed for Whit (!!!).
So ultimately, anything can happen. There are so many possibilities out there to apply for and hopefully choose from when the time comes to it. I’m hoping to pursue jobs more in my arena of hummingbirds or raptors but sometimes you gotta go with what you can get! I still love working with any and all birds, so I’d be happy with any job that gets me out in the field. We’ll see what happens!
It can be nerve racking at times to not know what you’re going to be doing, or making any money, but that just comes with the territory and what you do in your life to conserve funds for future adventures! You just have to be aware and careful, but you can still have fun with it!!! The future holds an abundance of chances…I just have to find and grab them.