I have never been an activist, although I have always done my best to recycle everything I could. Recently I feel like I haven’t been doing enough. I love nature, its beauty and diversity. I have become more and more worried that it is disappearing. I have decided on a career change. I would like my career to make a real difference and I would like the difference I make to involve saving the Earth. I have been a theater designer and technician for almost a decade, including my work in graduate school. To go from theater to science I have to go back to graduate school. I have been taking classes at Northeastern and Mass Bay to get all my prerequisites. I hope to apply to grad school in a year. In the meantime, there are also things I can do that involve changing my lifestyle. I have started using handkerchiefs instead of tissues whenever possible – I keep one in my purse, my car and my bedroom. I bought a bike so that I can commute some days (when it’s warmer) on a bike instead of with my car. I’ve started a vegetable and herb garden – it’s amazing how much packaging you get when grocery shopping. Composting is next I think.
We will see what happens.