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Friday, May 23, 2008

Looking Back

It's been a very stressful week at work, so I'm pretty tired but I'm very commited to writting these blogs.   Today I'm going to write about how the past year has changed me. Before leaving for California my goal was to get a change of scenery for a year.   I wanted to see things from a different point of view, see a different part of the world, and meet new people.   I have to say that all these and more have been successfully accomplished.   The past year has been a whirlwind, it almost feels sureal.   I've been through the nervousness of leaving home for the first time, actually living on my own for the first time, the pure joy I felt in the first month we got here and were put up in Oakwood, the stress of keeping all the bills in order, finding a dentist, learning new technologies and specifications, the excitement of going to Google, Yahoo, VLAB.   The list goes on and on.   At the same time, something kind of odd is that I never got sick once while I was here, I still can't figure out why, but it just adds to the sureal effect the last year has had.     I feel almost like I haven't even been away, like when I come back I expect everything to be the same as when I left and I think that's the weirdest part about coming back.   I know things will be different, like new stores will be open, old stores closed, new restaurants will be around, old ones gone.   I'll be hanging out with my new friends more.   I have a burgeoning company, stocks (go solar companies!).   I guess I'm a bit nervous about what life will be like when I come home. I do look forward to coming back for a lot of reasons, some of which I'll discuss here.   I have a lot of options now after school and I think time back at home will help me make up my mind about what I want to do.   I also miss everyone back home and want to see them again, sandy too (since dog's aren't really people).   I also look forward to the new opportunities that will be around when I come home. So all in all, I am ready to come back.   I do love Silicon Valley, but it feels like it's time to come home.     C everyone in a month! Michael

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