Monday, 5 July 2010

18. Studying


I've been spending a lot of energy on my studies this week, especially the weekend. I can now successfully remember what CPUs fit into Slots 1&2; Sockets 370, 1, 2, 3, 4 &5, Slot A and Socket A. Sounds easy...but, I can assure you, it most certainly isn't.

We have been doing the course for over 9 months now and it's been a hard slog. It is now time, we've realised, for the final push.  It's quite exciting, in a way. I know that I tend to be a certificate-collector but this is one course that I genuinely feel that I've worked for. If I pass, I'll be happier than with any other certificate that I've ever worked towards, even if it confirms that I am, in fact, a "geek".

When I finished my degree, I was signed up to do an MSc in Computer Science in Cambridge. I try not to think about how differently my life would have panned out if I'd taken that option instead of coming back down to Cornwall. Chances are, I wouldn't have met up with Kirsty again, or developed the wonderful friendships I now have. You can't live your life by "what-if's" or "maybes". But you can live it being thankful for the now. :-)


  1. Well said. I can think of a number of decisions or choices that I made, which had I done differently, my life probably would have been very different - and I certainly wouldn't be where I am now. It's impossible to know what could have happened and what the "other life" would have been like, so I find it better to be grateful for the decisions I did make and to see them as taking me to where I am now.

  2. Many thanks for your comment, RR. It is impossible knowing about the "other life", isn't it? :-)