Have just spent a day at work, at a meeting for the planning of a project. Yep, back on the environmental stuff – I have 4 months work spread over the next year. That is, in theory it’s 4 months work, but in practice it could be more (although the pay won’t increase!). However, working for an environmental NGO is like that. You do what is necessary to do a good job — because it’s worthwhile and … well … don’t tell my boss, but it’s fun. If you want a 9 to 5 job, forget it. If you want challenge and a chance to see the most exciting rainforest on earth, then there’s nothing to beat it.
And in between, I squeeze in the writing. So I guess there will be more blogs from exotic places and pix of me doing copy edits on top of a rainforest tree with an orang utan or something else equally bizarre. Ok, so that’s a slight exaggeration.
One of the best things about this kind of work is my fieldwork mates. Interesting, long-term friends who share a passion, glimpses of the best places in the world — what more can anyone ask??
Watch this space.