I recently graduated from Chico State with a degree in anthropology but there really isn't much one can do for a career in anthropology without graduate school - I figure that can come later in life. I have a great job working full time as an alarm technician and its not as easy as it would seem. People often ask me, when they find out what I do and what my degree is in, 'Why don't you get a job related to your degree?"; after much thought and careful consideration, I've come to realize that throughout my life of working side by side with attending school, that i went to work to learn how to work and that i went to school to learn how to be smart; I didn't go to school for a job - I went to school for an education - when I wanted a job - I went and got a job. I've recently paid off my truck and now I'm beginning to save for the next steps in my life.
I have lived in Chico the past five years and it has really grown on me - I wouldn't mind planting roots here and maybe buying a house - i like the small town feel and the diversity that the college brings and i absolutely love how close to nature it is; mountains to the east, ocean to the west, and rivers and streams abound. A favorite of mine is to take a evening bike ride through one mile area, or to hike around in upper bidwell while the flowers are blooming - plenty of places to just go and look at the stars.
I like to have fun and get out of the house as often as i can, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy staying in as well. School has consumed the larger portion of my adult life so I am just getting back out into the real world instead of the library. When given the chance i enjoy camping, hiking, rock climbing, golf, swimming, and riding my bicycle. I enjoy singing and I mess around with the guitar every now and then - could probably learn a thing or two if i practiced more. i like to read - a lot - now that i have the time, and a kindle, i will be reading a lot more - i've already read and finished five books since i've graduated, and i've just started the last book of the hunger games series.
My tastes in books, movies, music, and food are quite eclectic as I feel that being tied down to any one genre of anything is a bit stifling, i might be a little hard headed in my ways but I've fashioned my life in such a way that works for me. I like everything from classical composers, to jazz, to country, to folk, and swing, to metal and oldies. With food i've learned to become adventurous, that is if i ever have any desire to travel - i'd be drawn to local cuisine wherever i went - I attempt to replicate in my kitchen, by my hand, dishes that i've enjoyed from other places but normally just revert back to my old family style cooking of pot roasts and spaghetti