I have been completely swamped with work. I feel like I'm up to my eye balls in it.
So I was thinking, I would take the time to outline my favorite question "What is it you do?"
I'd love to say I was a full time blogger - part time writer, but that doesn't pay the bills. So....
I work for an Environmental Engineering firm in Oklahoma City. And before you ask, no I am not an Engineer, nor did I go to school for anything Environmental. In fact, after I graduated High School (barely) I joined the Air Force and have only attended an online University for a few general credits.
I actually fell into this job because of my sales ability. It seems that if you can sell, you don't need a degree.
The Environmental world I work in is that of the Oil Field. The Oil Field - for the most part is not known for its environmental qualities.
So, if you are taking notes, I have no degree in a field I have no experience selling to a client base that doesn't like what I sell.
"Can anyone say Challenge?"
I Love My Job. Not many people I know can say that. I'm not saying that I believe this is what I was born to do...but while I'm doing it, I'm having a blast.
The premise of the environmental work I do lies in the protection of Clean Water. Everyone likes clean water, and there are a couple of laws that make sure we always have clean water.
I work with oil companies and write (*read: sell) a plan that will protect our clean water. The plan prepares them for an oil spill, and provides information on how to respond correctly if they spill oil.
What I deliver to my clients will protect them, and more importantly protect the environment that they pull their oil from. I saw just how important my work was this past summer.
When a plan is not in place, everyone is affected.
After being in this position for a while I started to realize the vast importance of our resources. Not just the trees, the lakes and the birds, but our time and the implications of decisions we make today - for the future.
I actively participate with the NRDC (http://www.nrdc.org/) to invoke change that can help my children's children live in a better place.
This is my occupation, and I love what I do.