While I try to keep my post strictly scientific I thought it might be a good idea to explain my recent break from blogging. I started this blog as a way to promote myself professionally and show that I was serious about a career in the sciences. I started a new job about two months ago and then immediately moved. At the end of my search, I ended up with two competing job offers and had spent four days in the field with a mitigation company doing geomorphic surveys. I accepted a job in environmental consulting and now travel the southeast of the United States (mostly Alabama, South Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi) doing site surveys, bird surveys, and writing reports. I have found in doing so that I really miss the freedom of blogging so I am going to start up again. I’m not sure how often it will be because my main focus is on my work and growing as a young professional but I should be backing to posting soon!