I've applied for and been accepted into the Oakland Zoo
What does this mean exactly?
An apprentice is really an intern, except I'm not in school, and I must continue to work for a living. Starting in January, I will be at the zoo during Fridays and weekends, working with and learning from the zookeepers and the various animals under their care.
Though I wasn't assigned my first choice (the elephants - but as a friend said - nobody STARTS with the elephants!) I'll be working with lemurs, goats, parrots, rabbits, AND pot-bellied pigs!! I am very excited!
I don't know where this will lead me.
In many ways, this apprenticeship will be about exploring and learning. I've always loved animals and this opportunity will provide me with the chance to discover how much I wish to turn this love into a living. Or maybe I'll discover a nice balance among all the various interests in my life, including blogging, drawing, web design, and taking care of critters!