Sorry for my few followers and friends, I haven't updated aaaaanything here in a while! Truth is, I rarely find the time or inspiration to DO anything with my photography, aside from occasionally making a Shutterfly calendar for my relatives or something. I still take photos and fix em up pretty (when needed), and I still try to keep up with some of the newer camera tech out there....but my life is just moving in a different direction! That's fine by me, as I tend to cycle through my "set" of hobbies anyways. (IE- for a few months, I'll be into video games nonstop. Then reading nonstop. Then something artsy. Then fishing. Then _____. And eventually come back to video games. Aaaaand so on! This happens pretty often.)
So here's some general life updates, for the curious:
-I am very nearly done with my 2 year program to become a certified veterinary technician! I expect to graduate in December, after one more quarter of actual school, and one quarter of internship. I'll then be getting a job, most likely in wildlife/zoo med, OR in exotic animal med. There's also an outside chance I'll go to work at the CDC in Fort Collins, CO, in their vector-borne research division.
-My pets (2 cats, 5 snakes) are all doing pretty well! Two of the snakes are ill (one has a bacterial skin infection, and the other one has a...mystery condition that defies all cures), but I'm treating them as best as veterinary medicine can!
-The weather in the Denver area is completely off its damn meds.
-No major health issues for me recently! (finally!!)
-I DID NOT get to go to South Africa, as my previous journal detailed. I got sick, like REALLY sick, on the flight from Denver to NYC, and decided it would be best to cancel the trip THERE, rather than fly 13 hours to Africa and get immediately denied entry into the country because I was running a fever or something. This was a major disappointment for me, yeah. Also disappointing was the fact that, since I had to cancel so close to the project's start date, they wouldn't refund my money. And I'm still fighting with Expedia to get my flight(s) refunded.
-I haven't gotten any new tattoos lately, buuuut I'm always ALWAYS planning my next one! I expect that my next will be a celebratory snake sleeve tattoo, after I graduate. After that, I'll be needing to find someone to finish my half-colored leg piece.
Okay, that's all! Don't expect many/any updates from me for a while, probably. I still patrol the site here, but I just don't have a whole lotta need to add more photos to my gallery, especially considering that mooooost of my photo shoots have been at zoos and aquariums and such lately!
(If anyone does need to get ahold of me for permissions/credits/etc, feel free to comment or leave me a note! I still check my account here at least once a week, to keep up with all my favorite artists and such. So I'll see it eventually!)