It’s 2012! I’m happily married for four years and father of two. Our oldest turned two years old last month and our new girl baby was born just three days ago. Sounds like quite the accomplishment and the responsibility is great. I’ve been in school for many years with a number of jobs and internships. My career field seems set; agriculture and the environment. But, a common question I get is, “So, what are you going to do when you finish you Ph.D.?”. The truth is; I don’t know because the world is changing and so is what people value.
So, I’ve set a goal! In eighteen months and counting, I’ll graduate and find the perfect work situation. And I want to share that path with you.
I’ve written over 50 posts on this blog for 3 1/2 years. The range of subjects has been from food and soil to farming and ecology. In general, my friends, family, colleagues and community are genuinely intersted in my career path and I’m grateful for their curiosity and support. I enjoy talking about a number of topics that impact our lives. In the next year and a half I’ll have to answer an important question.
Where is the value in my knowledge and expertise?
A family friend of ours is jumpstarting a book tour for “Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies“. In Chapter 6 of his book, Joshua Waldman (@JoshuaWaldman) writes about how to ”Communicate Your Expertise Online by Blogging“. This blog now entitiled “Earth into Light“, delivers information on issues within the field of agriculture and the evironment and I’ll continue to do so. But, in the next eighteen months, I’m going in depth to try to find the value within this field and to discover what the community needs.
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