I am very excited to start working on my new blog. First of all, let me start by telling you that I have never really been a “blog” person. I always thought bloggers were people with no life, or would rather spend their lives mindlessly on the computer. Well, with my hypercriticism, I apologize to my fellow bloggers, because I now realize that blogging is for those that have things that they want to share with the world… Oh yes, who I am? I am getting ahead of myself….
My name is Caitlin. I am a student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. I am graduating with a degree in Zoology (almost there!!). Ever since I was a youngster, I have always had a huge passion for animals. Instead of barbies and playing house, I would play outside in the dirt playing Ocelots or rolling around in the mud. I had never really gotten the memo that girls were supposed to play with dolls and stay away from the dirt. I grew up dreaming of the day that I would one day be a vet, a dog trainer, a dog walker, Steve Irwin’s partner in crime, or even the next Jane Goodall. Yes, I was full of dreams (still am) whether they are truly realistic or just pure fantasy, I guess we will see…
Anyways, when I got to highschool, I still had the same desire to work with animals, but I had found that my skills were more directed towards writing and reading, rather than science and math. My mom continually pounded me with reminders that even though I planned on never doing math or science again, that it would be important topics to understand. Of course she was right, mothers are always right. (Remember that!)
So what happens? I get to college, and there I am, undeclared and confused as hell as to what I might just do with my life. All I knew was I had a passion for art, writing, photography, reading, and animals. What could I do with that? Oh yes, right then and there I decided I was going to be one of the next photographers for National Geographic. Photographic Journalism, that was my career path.
Well, I set out on my new dream, applying to photographer positions all over the place. I got it! I was one of the photographers for The Rocky Mountain Collegian (CSU’s school newspaper). I was so excited, thrilled that my dream was on its way. I was a photographer for all of my Freshman year. Now, don’t get me wrong, I loved that job to death, as it led me to places I would have never gone before, and I met people I would never have dreamt of meeting.
I don’t know what it was, though, maybe my intense nature to be free, my never ending impulses to do something drastic, or maybe just my realization as to what my true calling was, but sophomore year, there I was, all of a sudden my dreams were changed, and now I was declared a ZOOLOGY major.
It made sense, though, I love animals, I love photography, I love nature, I love the outdoors, I am fascinated by the ethology of animals…and what a greater job than a field researcher zoologist where I can truly be the next Jane Goodall (for something other than apes).
So here I am, 3 and 1/2 years in to college, and I have so much information to share, it is spilling out of me like lava out of a volcano.
Is that too much info? Well, I am sorry, but I thought in order for you to understand my blog, you might want to know me first. So this is me, well just a few facts, but I hope you are becoming more interested in my new found blog, because I am excited to share the things that I learn with the rest of you!
Enjoy! And please comment! :]
So, here it is… here I am… I have officially joined the world of blogging…