So I have a new job at the American Geosciences Institute (www.agiweb.org). I get to work with around 250,000 geoscientists (I hope to increase that number) to study everything from the core of the Earth to the outer reaches of space. While I care immensely about different causes, I'm going back to the roots about why I like geoscience. Why the Earth and nature is awe-inspiring.
From now on, I'm going to keep a tally of what I like, and focus on how even in the most dire geoscience news, there's still wonder. It's still okay to take away a silver lining.
I've talked to a lot of people over the last few years and I think everybody is getting worn down with the weight of reality. To me, everything seems like a mess, and people are at each other's throats. I've decided it's unsustainable for my happiness, and I am going to use my blog to provide a more optimistic outlook on it all.
I'm going to throw ideas out there to challenge the norms from all sides. When you work with everybody, you realize how impossible it is to make everybody see from the same lens; however, it may be worth trying to celebrate common ground. So I'm going to explore what causes a sense of wonder about the universe I live in, and celebrate it. It's an abstract angle but my first goal is simply to write on a regular basis.
***Opinions expressed here, although awesome, are not those of my employer but are my own***