I also do GIS for the OCC Brownfields Program.
TREAT YOSELF: I recently bought a personal ArcGIS license, and have been putting it to good (?) use. Back in November, I made some weird surveys and made those into one big, weird map. I also plan to make maps and apps related to travel and diving.
Before buying a personal ArcGIS license, I used Google Maps to create maps of things that interest me, such as:
...and where to find the best chicken fried steak.
The Oklahoma South Central Arc Users Group is an excellent group to be a part of if you live in Oklahoma or Texas and use GIS. I have served since 2018 on the OKSCAUG Steering Committee as Assistant Conference Coordinator.
I was lucky enough to attend the 2017 ESRI User Conference in San Diego. I was also unlucky enough to have my phone stolen in Tijuana the same week, so I don't have any pictures of the incredible plenary session that included, among others, incredible speakers Geoffrey West and Richard Saul Wurman.
I was even luckier to attend the 2017 SCGIS Conference in Monterey, where I met incredible, fun people from all around the world who are doing very important work for habitat and wildlife conservation.