First of all, I feel like I owe everyone an apology to who follows my blog and has been asking me for new content over the past 3 months! I have been reading your comments, but just haven’t had any time to write anything of quality, but alas that has now changed guys…
Unfortunately, I have been snowed under with my dissertation and everything else that comes along with third year. Currently, Masters applications are taking up a lot of my time. I’ve also changed my degree – Hello, Natural Sciences! I was so so pleased when I was allowed to transfer degree programmes, because now I can finally focus on getting a well-rounded view of environmental issues, which is incredibly important to me. What else has happened? Oh, I’ve written for New Nature magazine about the incredible “Whales Beneath The Surface” exhibition at the Natural History Museum in London and I’ve written for Project Biodiversity about my time in Cabo Verde at their turtle conservation project. I’m currently writing more articles for other publications that will be out in the near future and I’m so excited for them to be published and shared with everyone.
Back at uni, I’m still writing for our biological sciences blog and I’m now also on the learning development blog, so lots and lots of writing is occurring. I achieved the BSAC drysuit qualification last week, so I can now dive in the UK (whoop whoop!). This weekend I was supposed to go to St. Abb’s Head for a diving trip, but unfortunately the weather is too bad, so it’s been cancelled – another time though! Speaking of diving, I’m already planning my trips for next summer and am hoping to go for a diving week away in the Med at some point as well as volunteering in South Africa at a shark conservancy. Maybe I’ll even get away at Christmas if I’m lucky?
With the end of my undergrad looming, I’m really starting to think about my future plans. I’ve always been a ‘bigger picture’ person, but sometimes it’s just difficult trying to figure out what my next move will be. I love writing and will always want to write about the importance of safeguarding our oceans, but I also adore learning the science. There’s so many things I want to do; write a book, start a charity, have an ecotourism business, be a marine biologist, produce a radio show, maybe even be a television presenter?! When you have so many ideas buzzing around your head, it’s sometimes difficult to pin down where to start, don’t you think? Anyway, that’s enough from me for now. If you want to keep up with me online, you can on Twitter and Facebook. If not, I’ll see you here this time next week for some more marine blogging!