Hello and good morning on this fine Monday. Mrs. 1500 today, asking how did you do on the January reader challenge, and are you ready for February’s goal of working out 24 hours in 28 days?
But first, let’s recap last week’s answers to the question “What was your college major, and do you work in your field?” Mr. 1500 and I had started to talk about all the people we know who worked in one field, but studied a completely different course in college. I was curious to see how many of you studied the field you are working in.
Jen from JenSpends has a degree in Architecture, and has used it in various ways since obtaining it. Her husband, on the other hand, has a dual degree in physics and meteorology but works in advertising! Citizenship issues limit his job choices right now, but that is still quite the divergent career path.
Mr. Maroon over at MixingMaroons studied Agricultural System Management and Engineering, and now works in Environmental Engineering, which is a related field in my opinion. His Management studies have helped him bridge the gap between engineers and non-engineers because as he puts it, “Engineers are a different kind, for sure.” Having worked with a few engineers myself, I can attest to this.
My favorite answer was from reader Julia, who “was an agricultural economics major. I worked at a farm coop for 7 years. I now create maps for the navy. It is hard explaining the transition, but it was a logical step.” I don’t get the correlation between the two jobs, but I neither create maps for the navy, nor have I ever worked for a farm coop, so maybe the two are related. I would take Julia’s word for it.
A fairly good percentage of you are working in your field of study, or one that is closely related. Emily at EvolvingPF, Allie from Allie’s Everyday Adventures, Amanda C at My Life I Guess, Jon from Our Fine Adventure, Done by Forty, and Chris over at Big Day Coming. In fact, most of you who responded are fairly close to the major, which is pretty interesting. Maybe we are just the oddballs?
On to today’s question, How did you do, and are you ready for Round Two? Previously on 1500 Days, we proposed monthly challenges for 2014. January’s challenge was to not consume alcohol. I must admit to one glass of wine about halfway through the month. We were at a friend’s house, and she was having a drink, and it just looked so good! So put me down for a fail, if you are technical, and a slipup if you are not.
Round Two is 24 hours of exercise in 28 days. We have had a bout of illness in the 1500 household, so the total tally so far is 0 hours in 2 days. I hope to be able to get to the gym today, and put in at least 1-1/2 hours, and get back on track. We shall see…
So, tell me how did you do? Are you joining us for Round Two? Good luck!
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