With the channel growing, focusing so much time into self study, for the last 8 years, I have dedicated to my career, protecting people, It's a tough career, my average work week is 135 hours, our requirement isn't covered by the working time directive, you have to be a very disciplined person, self motivated & driven.
I've often thought about continuing with my medical qualifications, to level 6 becoming a registered paramedic, perhaps even training others, as much as I am proficient in my abilities, its not something, that hits a spark within me.
I'm not the type of person that wants work to be predictable, I like a challenge, I don't want to know what challenge I will over come next, I've been looking into the pathway to study Myrmecology, its not very straight forward in the UK, its not a recognised vocation, merely part of other qualifications, biology, zoology, etc.
I have already signed upto some free open university courses, knowledge is a powerful tool, and simply available in a few clicks.
Wildlife & Nature courses.
Tending and caring for Ants, you become aware of impacts on the environment, to keep them you create mini environments for them to live, tiny changes can have massive consequences.
on the wider spectrum, I have found myself considering our environment, local wildlife, local nature sites, parks & forests, I have made a huge decision, no matter how old you are in life, your never too old to learn, its never too late to change something, you just have to make that decision and keep going until it happens.
I am going to make a career change from close protection to conservation.
If we cant protect the environment, then how can we protect people?
without a balanced, stable, protected environment, people will die, the air we breath, the waste we produce, I have a passion to protect, I see this career move as simply shifting from protecting people to protecting nature.
Things may be sketchy in the coming months for releasing content, through no fault of my own, the position I have worked for the last 2 years will be terminated on the 30/06/2021, I have lined up other work, I will be back to traveling the country, from task to task, the sad reality of my career is it doesn't leave much time for my family or my life.
My hope is to find a position within a local wild life trust within Hertfordshire or surrounding area's, I have started applying for positions, combining my dedication in my career, with the passion for my hobbies, the out doors, its pretty much a dream job, get to spend time in nature, patrolling the local forests, a great way to me to start gaining skills and qualifications, on a path that I had begun to make plans to enter, before this situation inspired me to reach out and see what opportunities, I can find.
Wish me luck!
Ants & The Colonialist