Right now I work as a materials handler for a company that does R+D
on semi-conductor manufacturing tools. Working around some very
cutting edge technology and a group of bright people does a lot to
keep my brain stimulated. The company I work for is Japanese, and
so are many of the people who work there- sometimes I feel like I
get to travel without moving. I'm taking the opportunity to learn
Japanese since I now have a few friends that speak it.
Funny though, I had no idea I would land in this field. A fact I
share in common with many plane crash survivors :P I have always
enjoyed being outdoors, whether I’m camping, hiking, skiing, in a
boat, or just relaxing in front of a big fire. When I’m out there
alone, walking through a stand of massive old trees I feel the
sense of awe that most people get standing in a massive old
cathedral. That infatuation with the power and mystery of nature is
probably why I decided to get an education as a forester (basically
applied biology, ecology, chemistry and statistics).
I usually have plants of some description growing at any given
time. As of April 2013 I'm living in a place where I can have a
garden in my back yard. It's an arrangement I've wanted to live in
for a long time so I'm glad I finally made it happen. I plan on
growing a little bit of everything. Hopefully I'll meet someone who
likes fresh veggies!
My main goal for the future is to own a modest house on a large
swath of land , so that I can have a garden, an orchard, beehives,
a distillery… and whatever else I cook up between now and then.
It’s really a nice picture, up there in my head, except that it
would feel hollow without someone to care about beside me. When I
was younger, playing the field was fun and exciting and of course
the prospect of meeting someone new still is. At the same time,
I’ve had a chance to see who’s out there and damn, lets just say
I’m ready to hold on to someone special when they come along.