It’s been a rough couple of days for some reason, and I don’t know why.
A coworker recently tried to discourage me in my dream to become a permanent National Park Ranger, and I have come across some students who had professors discourage them from going into this line of work.
Now, I won’t lie, the job market for this field of work is diminishing rapidly because of the ongoing budget cuts from the government. It is extremely difficult to get a job with the NPS.
That is no reason to discourage someone from their dreams. Instead, you should be encouraging them, to keep working hard, and to never give up. These jobs are not jobs for the money or the benefits, it is a job of passion.
With the proper dedication, commitment, and bravery, an individual can make it into this field. By volunteering and networking, you can make your passion of protecting the parks a reality.
I know it will be awhile before I can get a permanent job; but I’m not giving up hope, instead I plan on working hard, volunteering, going the extra mile, and continually attempting to better myself as a National Park Ranger.
I love my job, I love working for the National Park Service, and I hope to continue working with this service for as long as I can.
End of rant.