Looking forward, I realized that next year will be 3 big Ms for me. What are those three big Ms? Here they are.
- Married Life – Whoa. Im getting married next year. Im not yet married but its sucking the juices out of me. From the budget to the preparations, Im getting a taste of married life.
- Master’s Degree – This is something I have never touched since August 2007. Now, I feel so guilty not doing anything for more than a year to complete my thesis. I am so close yet so far. Next year is a must-do-the-thesis year. I have to complete it by March 2010. Or else, my tenure will expire and I’ll be back to square one. That will hurt even more.
- Marathon - After a failed attempt to join the Singapore Marathon this year, my eyes is set to run a marathon next year. However, the physical preparations is in direct conflict with the mental efforts needed for item #2. I must choose between the two. Someone told me that the MS Degree is more important than finishing a marathon. Problem is, I love running more. Like my thesis, I have done enough mileage to prepare for a marathon that I hate to stop it and go back again to square one in 2010
One option is to do the marathon early next year. Deal with it and get over with it. Then, during the year long recovery, deal with the thesis. Sounds like a good plan. Pasig Marathon anyone?
As for #1, there is no conflict with that. I have to say it just to be clear. Hehehe.
Here I go 2009!