Friday, November 4, 2011

New Year, New Look, New News!

Oh, hey there 2011. How's it going? What's that you say? You're almost over?! And it's been exactly a year since my last post?!  Wow. Crazy how things work out sometimes.

Well then, I better get to it.  Long year short: I've been living it up in Seattle since my previous post (over a year now); I completed my superawesome scientific illustration program (I got certificated and everything...all sorts of pictures and ridiculousness can be found at the dedicated site); I am getting my barista skills on at a fantastic local coffee shop known as Fuel; I'm volunteering in a UW lab doing conservation work in the form of scat analysis (heck yes); oh, and in T minus 117 days, I will be headed to the South Pacific island nation of Indonesia to study orangutan behavior for six months. At a field station. In the jungle. So, things are pretty much business as usual for Jess.

The scariest part of all this to me is how freakishly accurate my timeline in a previous post was: 2010 Life Plan
Art school in 2011? Close enough. Tropical field internship for 2012? In the works. Grad school in 2013? That's the plan. Seeing as I have trouble structuring any given day, this disturbs me. These things are way more concrete than intended... moral of the story = be careful with the colorful flow charts I make in the future, lest they determine more of my life than I bargain for.

Anyways, I'll be soaking up as much of the Pacific Northwest life as I can until February, when I make my pilgrimage back toward Eastern shores for a bit.  Can't predict when my next post will be, but I intend to lay out a new & improved timeline for those who are curious, and there is sure to be a plethora of words and photos once I am immersed in equatorial green hell once more.