A Summary of my February

This last month was really hard. I got a paper rejected from a PLDI after getting really good reviews; My grandfather (fondly referred to as old man) passed on after spending the last 3 months of his life trapped in a nursing home; and I didn’t get the internship that I applied for. Despite, all of this the last month has made me really hopeful. I have successfully lost 12ish pounds this year, maintained a reasonable exercise routine, taken over the majority of the cooking/shopping from my wife, and how found the energy to decide that I want to learn Japanese despite the fact that I really don’t have the time. I have a history of getting depressed easily, but I realized this month that lately I have shown a lot of resilience, and I am proud of that.

Learning Japanese

Today I hope to memorize all of (Hiragana)[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiragana]. I have heard that this can take upwards of 10 hours, but I am hoping to use much less time because I have already memorized them once upon a time. Then again I am pretty busy today so I won’t be disappointed as long as I get it done this weekend.


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