Summer of 2016: Surveying With Cerebral Palsy, A Look Back.

Friday, November 10th, 2017 In Blog Cerebral Palsy Technology

Looking back at the summer of 2016, I had a lot going for myself with the BLM in Arizona, but now I have learned a lot about the profession and have moved on due to my physical condition not being the best for that line of work. In short, I gave it my best, and there is no shame in switching majors after giving it an honest try. I have gone from Nursing to Science to Natural Resources to Surveying to Business Administration. I graduate in December, here is a look back at my thoughts on surveying with my cerebral palsy, with some anecdotes.

It is cool to know that in my field, most of the people in the surveying profession are over 55. Which means I have job security where I am at right now. This job is demanding some days, but it is a gratifying job.

I will keep you updated but here are some of the things I’ve done this week surveying

  • Put down five monuments.
  • Hiked about 30 miles in the Prescott National Forest.
  • Posted 20 signs along a trail.
  • Got attacked by a tree which left a cute little gash
  • fought with a bush called catclaw, I hate them.
  • I drank 5 gallons of water daily for weeks.
  • Found time to get five geocaches in my time.
  • All while dealing with spasms, cramps, and sores from my  Cerebral Palsy!

I am proud of myself, I did it and have battle scars. Would I do it again? Yes!

Warm Regards,

Tom


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