I loved this image of a river, meandering and changing it’s course, so many paths to be taken and explored.
I have started on a different path. It’s close to my profession and industry, but this time out of the workplace has given me the courage to take a pathway I’ve long debated.
The first intensive teaching week of my Masters of Sustainable Energy was this week. ‘Intensive’ is a good word, I was on Brisbane time and my brain is hurting after going back to true studying after so many years out of that realm !
Having worked for so many years in the fossil fuel industry, but also being keenly are of the impacts of fossil fuel burning on the climate, I have been considering making a change. This course looks at how we, the world, can transition to a different and low carbon energy mix, to manage and start mitigating the effects of climate change.
I won’t leave the industry; it’s the best way I know to pay for the Masters. More importantly, I feel I can do more good working inside the industry and advocating for real change, on an ethical, moral but also economic basis. This is the strongest way to reach real, measurable change in our impacts on the climate.
” Forget the former things. Do not dwell in the past. See, I am doing a new thing ! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it ? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”Isaiah: 43:18-19
My hope was always that this blog would become a travel blog. Given the events of 2020 and the response of the Australian government, that isn’t going to happen for a while. Maybe this will be a journey of intellectual discovery for me.
Back to the origins of this blog and my treatment in Russia … I ran last night. Well, a 10 step stagger then walk then stagger then walk, for a short period of time. But that’s a start.