neoteotihuacan asked: Can I ask what you do in real life? Just curious, because you do post a lot (all your posts are made of awesomesauce, btw, so it is a welcome habit).
Ha! Thanks my friend.
I was laid off nearly 2 years ago from a marketing/promotional advertising job and haven’t looked back since. I’ve been on unemployment looking for work in museums, science centers, planetariums, etc. because science and well, reality, has finally made the necessary pushes on me in my life to break down the artificial barrers my family created around me and force me to have a clearer view of what I can be doing in this nutzo world with my love and passion for science.
So here I am.
This blog was created out of a fluke basically. My admiration for Carl Sagan took over, I created sagansense and again, never looked back. I’m in the process of working with a therapist right now to manage my newly detected anxiety and depression, most probably instigated by my large Christian family who have had me plunged into their faith throughout my entire life, guilting me into going to church, to which I finally confronted them and well, I’ve been the black sheep ever since.
It’s been extremely difficult managing this inside while realizing my family, throughout my entire life, has been governed by external forces, to which they’ve never stopped to look around and investigate for themselves, so they are supremely convinced. I’m working with this therapist to utilize a local vocational rehab program that will ultimately and primarily assist me with going back to school so that I can “contribute to society” without having to be forced into working somewhere unhealthy for me and my mind because, well, you’ve seen this blog…I can’t be working in a factory or in a cubicle somewhere, I need to be assisting children other than my own son with science and education.
In a nut shell, that’s me, in real life. I’ve thought about writing a book about all of this because I know people are dealing with this type of situation in their lives everywhere, because, in essence, I’ve experienced a form of child abuse that’s becoming illuminated the more people like Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Lawrence Krauss speak out about it. But I think I’ll wait until I have something more positive to end the book with….like, “I went on to become an planetary geologist at ______” or wherever this journey takes me.
Thanks for following man. I’m just a simple human animal like you trying to share this with others, determine where to go from here and educate myself in the process.
Ad Astra Per Aspera.