Hello to the three people who read this blog!
First off, I’m not dead, life just got incredibly crazy.
I’m a year off from graduating with a BA in Indigenous Anthropology! I am so close to joining the work force, I can just smell the sandy dirt, Gatorade, and sunscreen.
I didn’t mean for this to fall by the wayside, it just happened. This year has been both kind and horrible to me, but hey, what are you going to do? Stop trying? Nope. That’s not really on my radar at the moment. Ironically, all the awful things that have happened to me lately, that could have easily sent me on a downward spiral, have inspired me to keep pushing forward and do well, life is too short, and some opportunities only happen once.
I’m still a bit broken, but I’m on the mend. My friends, family, and teachers have all been wonderful. I consider myself to be very lucky.
If you’re still reading this, thank you. If not, then I say to you “Did you know that there’s a Faceless Old Woman who secretly lives in your home? She’s always there, always right there. No, not there. Not there either. Look, you looking up is just going to make yourself look silly. She’ll just shake her head in disappointment. Don’t do that.”.
(I’ve been re-listening to Welcome To Night Vale, can you tell?)
I’ve said it before, archaeology draws certain types of people, although I don’t think I’ve ever elaborated on that topic. When I say certain types of people, I don’t mean that in a bad way. I just mean that of all the people I have met in my time in the archaeology/anthropology world, there seems to be a quality to all of them that isn’t entirely able to be pin-pointed, but feels familiar, because I feel like I have that quality as well. (Nor am I implying that it is anything that makes us superior to everyone else, because it isn’t. Despite what seems to be a rather popular opinion, we are not all stuck up.) If I were to attempt to describe the quality, it would be pure curiosity. Curiosity about the world, about history, about mankind and how we got to where we are now, how our ancestors lived and died, with a keen interest, specifically, on the day to day life. We’re undeniably curious about humanity and how it connects, both to us and the world at large.
My name is Pearl and I am an archaeologist in California. To learn more about my humble self, I shall direct you to the About Me page. Wanting to contribute, in some way, to the world of archaeology in the public/online, I was considering the podcast route. Well, podcast equipment is expensive and I am a bit too poor to afford that as well as the hosting fees. So here I am on a blog. My hopes for the blog include telling people about archaeology/trying to get more people interested in it and history in general, sharing some of my thoughts on archaeology and the community, as well as nerdy things including TV shows, movies, books, and music. I would also like to help others who are interested in going into archaeology, either as a side interest or a career (as I have chosen), find info on courses, books, and other information. I will also, from time to time, be sharing archaeological news stories that I find interesting. While not new to blogging itself, I am venturing out in a slightly different style than I was used to as a teenager, and this is also my first blog that will be revolving around my career choice. I’ll try to post as much as I can.
Thank you all for reading!