The most important thing about me is what I can do for Planet Earth. It needs all the help it can get. So whatever effort I make and whatever money I earn goes straight back to the World. The most valuable bits of which, on a personal level and as indicators of environmental health, are birds.
If they’re doing badly, the planet is doing badly.
And they are doing badly.
They’re my hobby too so I try to find birds and keep all sorts of birding lists with the excuse that it’s citizen science but it may be no more than my inner trainspotter. At the very least it keeps track of all the sites I’ve visited around the world.
Writing a novel is also a major fulfilment for me and hopefully more than a little entertaining (and informative?) for any reader. So much so that I’m also half-way through two other stories: one is science fiction, the other semi-autobiographical. I also have a travel book about my birding adventures through Australasia.
I’m blessed to have the freedom to live this way although I do see it as a consequence of taking on 100% responsibility for my life – the other side of the coin, as it were. I have Landmark Education and an ongoing process of maintaining integrity (always a challenge!) to thank for that.