Well, my quality of life has SUBSTANTIALLY increased during the past ~50 days. Gone are the stress filled days and nights worrying of school work because on January 30, 2008 at 9:30 PM, I officially completed my Masters programs from San Jose State University. Graduation is on Memorial Day weekend and I will receive Master degrees in Systems Engineering and Business Administration. The program lasted for 1029 VERY long days and I am SOOOO relieved to be finished with it. You have probably read of my complaining during that time.
It’s amazing to look back and see just what can happen in 2.81 years. I have switched from Quality Engineering to Mechanical Design Engineering. Karen and I got married and we are coming up on 3 years of marriage in July and we are doing very well. I gained more weight than I care to disclose due to a drastic shift in priorities. Adelle was born and is 14 months old now. She is so cute and fun, but can make life crazy at the same time. We bought and moved into a small, yet EXTREMELY expensive condo. Finally and amazingly, my hair loss stopped, but unfortunately, not soon enough. I “bic” my head now and it’s actually quite nice to not worry about my hair except when I go out on sunny days. So…there have been a lot of big changes.
I think that Adelle’s birth has been the biggest change/adjustment we’ve had to make. What was once our craft room is now fully Adelle’s room with a whole bunch of toys. What were once care free nights just to ourselves, Adelle is now the center of attention until 8 PM (I am sooooo grateful for bedtime). What was just 2 is now 3. With all the changes and extra burdens Adelle has brought, she has brought overwhelming joy into my life. It is a wonderful experience when she calls me “dada” and runs to hug my legs when I get home from work or when she cries in the morning when I have to leave for work.
Needless to write, my life has much improved. Low stress, more fun and enjoyment, more time with family and friends, more time to work on those things that are most important in my life and were unfortunately partially neglected during school. More time.