I can’t believe it has been three years. I don’t recall life before she arrived and frankly don’t care. She’s learning to read now. Both my wife and I read to her at least twice a day which is an accomplishment since neither of us are readers. It is incredibly rewarding to hear her sitting alone in her room at times reading her books to herself.
To those of you without kids, of course she isn’t reading but reciting the stories she has been read a hundred times. The point is she is discovering wonders in her books that we have otherwise been unable to reveal to her in real life. Fascinating stuff.
She has taken to watching for me in the evenings when I arrive home from work. I cannot recall any greater joy in my life than watching her face light up as she peers through the curtains when my cars pulls in the drive.
Speaking of reading. I’m currently reading “Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters” by Dr. Meg Meeker. I highly recommend it to fathers of daughters everywhere.
I knew it couldn’t be that easy!
While I’m getting more rest, I haven’t felt rested for about a week. In fact, I feel like I’m approaching a physical breakdown. This may just be mood and stress but I thought getting “better” rest would help improve matters but for whatever reason at present I’m seeing the opposite effect.
To be honest, I’ve deviated from the 6AM wake-up time, especially last weekend when I felt totally exhausted. Saturday I slept nearly until 11AM!
I tend to be passionate about my interests and I often find myself working late into the night while pursuing them; ignoring fatigue… I will have to work very hard to reverse this trend but I will have to convince myself that it is “OK” to be somewhat less passionate so that I can set things aside to be picked up again later.
So, the plan is back to strict 6AM wake ups. Power naps when needed and pay better attention to my concentration levels after 9PM at night.
I wouldn’t say that I will not finish my degree but since my primary motivation was to use it to gain access to more interesting work, and having more than enough challenging work to do at present, I would say that the chance of my completing my Masters if very unlikely.