Nick Jong (nickjong) wrote,
Nick Jong
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Independence Day

I figure we got our trip to Monterey and Carmel about half right. Next time, we'll stay in still touristy but more luxurious Carmel-By-The-Sea, instead of Monterey. We'll leave Starla at home, since our only positive experience bringing her on vacation was our honeymoon in Fredericksburg, where our cottage was isolated enough that she had no early risers at whom to bark walking just outside. And maybe we'll have better luck avoiding cloudy skies. Which is to say that the trip went well enough that we're looking forward to our next visit, potentially very soon.

I'm hoping our vacation was just the start of a new era of increased leisure time. Ever since I started at Apple almost two years ago, I've had one project or another consuming most of my free time. For more than a year it was my thesis. For the last half year it was buying a house, moving, and unpacking. We still have that last 15% to unpack and some gaps to fill in our furniture, but these projects seem less urgent and more fun. For the longest time, I feel like too much of my life has been on hold, but for the first time in too long, I feel like the future is now.
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