My name is Ian, and I’m currently a student working towards a career in paleontology. I have a BS in biology, but now seek to improve my geology background before proceeding to graduate school.

The title of my blog is a reference to the fact that my path towards paleontology has been less straightforward than that of some others. It also serves to emphasize the ideal that, instead of focusing solely on the end goal, one should also make the most of their experiences in working towards that goal. Basically the old “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey” cliche.

If you wish to contact me, I can be reached at imgarofalo93@gmail.com