Mike's 2003 Year in Review
The Stuff that Matters
Low points of the year
-Slowly loosing contact with my university friends and classmates as our career paths scatter us to the four winds
-Not being able to attend a friend's wedding
-Getting laid off at work after five months
-My inability to find employment in my hometown.
The High points of the year
-Getting the BRUCE prototype to work, despite a great deal of doubt on the part of many of my peers.
-Aerodynamics class: At long last a taste of what I hope to be my future......and it was good.
-Finishing my last exam: The moment I left the building, I let out a primal scream of triumph that reverberated across the campus. It was a delirously happy time for me.
-Graduation Day: knowing that the last five years of effort had paid off, and that I could share in the moment with my friends and family. And of course, the after-grad parties were pretty nice too....
-Returning to my hometown, and spending time with my family, whom I had missed over the long months between my visits.
-Begining a serious training schedule designed to let me loose the flab, and actually starting to see signs of success. And being able to throw 9-12 hours a week just on martial arts? Fantastic.
ON THE WHOLE: IT WAS A DAMN GOOD YEAR. BRING IT ON 2004!