But now, on to the next adventure. For those of you who don't know, I got an internship with the California Condor Recovery Program. It's pretty much what I've always wanted to do, and I feel so honored and honestly baffled that someone is actually giving me the chance to. For the next four to six months, I will be trekking around the southern California wilderness, carrying cow carcasses to feeding sites (delightful!), observing condors from afar, and maybe even up close! I kind of can't wait, which is just as well, since I start tomorrow morning. You guys, I'm going to be doing science!
I'll leave you with one last image, which should give you a pretty good idea of the quality of data I hope to be producing:
This blog's title is a reference to a lyric from one of the songs in Beauty and the Beast, in which Belle yearns for "more than this provincial life." It seems only fitting to end with one more:
"I want adventure in the great wide somewhere, I want it more than I can tell."
I couldn't have said it better myself. My adventure won't be glamorous, and it definitely won't be easy, but it will certainly make for some good stories. So have no fear, I'm already brainstorming ideas for a new blog. I promise to keep you posted.