It’s been almost a year since I updated this… and I hadn’t realized I’d neglected this so bad. So just a quick update today and I’l start hopefully doing more regular posts. My tumblr has kinda gotten my short rants lately.
So I’ve been a medic almost 1 year. And what a year it’s been. I still work rural 911 for the private company I’ve been with since I moved back to NM, and I’m still with the Evil Empire doing IFT. I am studying and getting ready to take my FP-C examination, with my personal goal to take it by the end of March.
I also am volunteering in a very rural county just east of me, and I am starting Fire School for FF1 in March. Yes, I allowed myself to be talked into becoming one of those hosemonkey’s I’ve always told myself I wouldn’t be. After volunteering there since just after I got my medic, I realized I want to do more there, and play around some more. I am also in the running for one of the EMS Officer positions. I’m helping them to update and modernize their protocols, and to incorporate ALS treatments, as I’m only the second medic to volunteer in this county.
Oh, and I just started to pick up overtime at an Evil Empire Operation about three hours away. Hopefully a twenty four every other week. So I’m still keeping myself being a busy TransportMonkey.
In addition to all of this, I also just had my first photography efforts published. I took some pictures at the Evil Empire for a PR brochure, and every photo in it is one that I took :) That has been one hell of a highlight.

So in short, I’m still here, just barely giving myself time to breathe still. I’m still working to gain experience and my FP-C, and prove that I’m the damned good medic I know I am. Hell, the boss at my small private 911 job admits that the reason he hasn’t smacked me for being a pain in the ass is that I’m a damned good medic. And also, with the busy rural experience I am working towards my dream job with a flight service. Although that is also forcing me (which is not a bad thing) to start to change my life and take care of myself more, and eat better and get excercise. Gotta make flight weight.
Stay safe out there y’all, I’ll post more later.