Many of you have noticed that the title of my blog has changed. I wrestled with the idea for a while but after my post on Wednesday about the "lobsters" I realized it was necessary. See when I started this blog under the title Bones, Buried Treasure and Beliefs I wanted to showcase my work that I had done in my undergrad. I posted my projects, speeches, papers, and even notes that I took in some of my classes. I continued to write very anthropological and archeaological heavy material and it was great and very informative content.
Then the real world hit. I ended up in a job in a corporate environment doing HR and contract work and eventually promoted to Project Control Specialist where I focused more on writing proposals. Funny thing is people ask me all the time why I don't talk about my "real" job on my blog. Well many of you know this, many not, but I work for a IT/Security Government Contracting Firm and hold a Top Secret clearance. This means that most of the things that I do at work I'd have to kill you if I told you (just kidding, but you get the gist).
Then I started my Master's Program at the University of Maryland and fell back in love with Geospatial Science. So my focus shifted from the anthropological side of things to the more tech and writing side of things. And you know what, I'm glad it did. I am able to have a great job with people I love to work with, I'm learning so much in my Master's Program even if it is really hard at time (I mean let's face it what tech degree isn't), but I also get to still love anthropology. I will always be an anthropologist which is why I changed the title to: Chronicles of an Anthropology Nerd. I feel it is a lot more fitting and gives me more wiggle room about what I post about.
This doesn't mean I'm going to stop posting about the bones, the buried treasures, and beliefs. In fact I'm planning on posting more that I've really found what I want this blog to be. When I first started it I had a few followers that were very loyal and now I have grown to many loyal followers. I also want to start having some guest bloggers to add to the awesomeness of these chronicles. See I have friends who are digging up mammoth bones in North Dakota, working for CRM firms doing surveys by road sides, studying their Masters Degrees overseas, and a few who aren't anthropologists but live and work all around the world. I want to tap into their knowledge and experiences and share them. I'm also hoping I can convince Grant to write a few guest blogs as well. He's not really one for social media but when he does write he is utterly brilliant (let's face it would I ever be marrying someone who wasn't brilliant?
So the first order of business will be starting next week as I will be participating in the Witches in Fiction 2013: to the Bone over at Pagan Culture. This is one blog party that I couldn't pass up. I mean it's got bone in the title! So from April 1 - 13th I will be blogging about all bone related things. I'm planning on doing an entry at least every other day (let's face it I am one busy gal and that is even a stretch) because I love this topic so much. The first entry on Monday will kick it off with why I am so in love with bones (and yes all bone related jokes/puns are welcome I am not above that) and after that I will have a spattering of post about forensic anthropology, burial sites, lists of my favorite bones related books, etc. One entry will be completely dedicated to one of my favorite Professors Dr. Dean Snow who taught my Forensic Archaeology class and is retiring this year.