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As is most likely quiet obvious, it has been a long time since I have posted anything.   There are a couple of reasons for that.

Most importantly, I met the love of my life, got married and have a new family that dominates all of my priorities.   Meeting Tracy and falling in love has changed my life in so many ways and definitely for the better.

In the past, I worked simply out of sheer arrogance.   The only thing that matter was what others thought of me.  No real purpose.    Now,  I work as a means to an end.   Taking care of my family.

In the past, no one really cared how long I worked.    When you live alone, there is no one concerned if you come home late and there is no real motivation to keep your work and personal life in balance.   If you don't have a life, it is eay to fall into a trap that keeps you from ever getting a life.   Now, I have a lovely wife and adorable daughter waiting for me at home.   They are a great joy to come home to.

I find myself filled with a new sense of purpose beyond the next deadline.   Don't get me wrong.   I still love a good challenge.   I still love facing a challenge that others said could not be met and solving the problems.   I still love learning new technologies, and I still love using leading technology to solve real problems.  I just have a new love in my life.   My family.

Keeping my work and family life in balance is not always easy.   I would love to hear how some of you manage such a balancing act.   I will also post about how I manage this balance or manage to throw the balance out of whack from time to time.


Posted on Friday, November 23, 2007 8:43 PM Family Life | Back to top

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Awesome Nick!!! I've been subscribed to your RSS feed for a while, but missed this article. Just got the Jan 9th ones and revisited the site. Would love to see pics of the family and find out how things are going!
Left by Randall Emmons on Jan 11, 2008 2:57 PM

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