Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Balls in the Air

I have a lot of balls in the air right now, and none of them look like coming down any time soon. At this point in my life, first and foremost, I’m a geologist.

But I’m also the Director of Exploration for a company based in Melbourne, I’m a student at the University of Tasmania, I’m also organising a trip for eighteen professionals to South Africa and Botswana in May, encompassing some of the largest mineral deposits on the planet, along with some kickass game viewing. Oh, and to go with that, I’m organising not one, but two symposia, one on NEW INSIGHTS INTO SEDIMENT HOSTED GOLD DEPOSITS to be held at the University of Johannesburg in April, and THE MINERAL DEPOSITS OF BOTSWANA to be held at the Adansonia Hotel in Francistown, Botswana in May. I lived in Botswana for four years and know a lot of people there so the second isn’t a problem, the first…well, nearly there.

Most importantly, I'm the single father of two amazing kids – who lived with me in Bots, which has given them a great outlook on life over here in Oz – who need all sorts of pick-ups and drop offs for school and social events.

I guess when life’s easy, it’s boring – but I could do with boring for a while. My writing is suffering, but I’m still finding an hour every couple of days to play Skyrim!

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