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Hello!

I’m Tammy Strobel. Welcome to my digital home!

I’m an author, photographer, and cat lover.

Hope you have a nice stay!

What I'm Doing Now

What I'm Doing Now

Recently, I chatted with my cousin on the phone, and she asked: "So what are you doing now?"

She was curious about what I was doing for work, so I thought I'd also share an update with my readers.

Endings & Beginnings

My contract with Discover Siskiyou ends on June 30, 2019. The Discover Siskiyou budget is being cut, and that means my work won't be funded. The team enjoyed working with me, which is always nice to hear. However, I'm on the lookout for new projects!

As of this writing, I've created 40 posts for Discover Siskiyou; that's over 28,000 words! Plus, that doesn't count the thousands and thousands of photos I've taken for the project. I'm proud of my work, and I'm looking forward to ending the project strong and beginning something new.

I don't have a clear sense of what's next for my work life. I've been struggling with this for months, and it's hard not knowing. I'm currently looking for work, and I'm considering revamping my photography course. I haven't taught the class in years, and it could be fun to overhaul it. However, I'm scared that I won't get enough sales to justify the time that it would take to recreate the course.

Other than thinking about work, I love living in Chico. There is a lot to see and do! For example, Bidwell Park is giant and it's going to take me years to hike all the paths in the park. I've also been CrossFitting, spending time with new friends and loved ones, cuddling Christie, and I'm learning how to use my Sony RX100 VI. It's a lot more complex than the iPhone.

Extra News

+ Until June 6, 2019, my e-books are on sale for $1.99! You'll find a list of titles and a summary of each book that's discounted here.

+ I shared the following update about Christie on Instagram, and wanted to share it here, too.

On November 2, 2018, Christie experienced her first grand mal seizure. They are terrifying to witness (so far she’s had seven seizures). After the first seizure, we took her to the veterinary hospital and talked about treatment options. Due to Christie’s age—she turns 16 in July—and other health problems, the veterinarian recommended medication. The medication has helped Christie, and she was seizure free for over two months. Unfortunately, our girl had a seizure earlier this week. She’s stable and has been loving, playful, and is eating a lot of food. It’s hard watching our girl age, and I’m grateful we have the resources to give her the best possible care.

Have a great week!

With gratitude,

Tammy

PS: This was originally shared in my newsletter.

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