It’s that time again… Mama Kat’s Writers’ Workshop!
My chosen prompt this week:
10 reasons why you love your job.
Reason 1: I get to walk awesome beaches and “discover” places that I wouldn’t have otherwise.
Reason 2: My colleagues make special stops during our time in the field because they knew that I had never seen something before… like this amazing little waterfall.
Reason 3: I could go have lunch here if I wanted.
Reason 4: I’ve learned how to identify some jellyfish species! (And I’ve counted a ridiculous amount of them.)
Reason 5: I’m slowly learning how to identify juvenile salmon species. Jellyfish are easier.
Reason 7: I get to experience new things and push myself both in and out of the office. I might get muddy or fall down a bit, but I always get back up and learn a lot in the process! (Plus I get a few good laughs, stories, and usually a few pictures!)
Reason 8: How can I not love my job when I get the opportunity to have lunch at a place like this? (Ok, and do a bit of beach seining, too.)
Reason 9: I get to learn a lot of new things that aren’t necessarily GIS-focused, like how to detect groundwater-surface water interactions. So cool! (And, yes, quite nerdy. GIS is the main focus of my position and I’m always learning more about it… but photos of me sitting in front of a computer managing data and making maps isn’t quite as interesting or as pretty as photos from the field.)
And finally, Reason 10: The people are amazing. (I don’t have a picture of the people I get to work with… how about another pretty picture from San Diego instead? There’s fish in it… we work with fish… it’s kinda related. Ok, I know it’s a stretch!)