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so little time...

have you ever had to say the phrase: "so much to do, so little time"? i bet you have. but have you said it in a happy mood? one in which it seems like that you actually like what is happening?

so much has happened to my life these past weeks, that i litterally feel that i have so much to do in such little time...

first, i get to be another person when i go on air (yes, i have been broadcasting on lbfm 97.4 lately). and i dont just get to be another person, i get to be the other person i want others to hear. i get an outlet for my repressed and well kept feelings in the form of music, and talking - two things i really like.

another thing is that somehow, my peculiarities as a geek get to be appreciated. i am part of a pioneering group of programmers that aim to train ourselves and others as well for the improvement of our programming skills. it is also a small group in which we all share a common interest in programming and computer science in general.

and then i get to talk about one of my passions, which is linux - both for free, and for a fee. i got a job offer from an IT training company which would pay me for teaching basic linux administration. i got also a chance to lend my slackware and redhat installers to a few friends, who have also shown interest in trying out and learning linux.

best of all, is that i am enjoying my activities, and the feeling of being busy isn't that bad especially if you enjoy what you are doing. i recommend this to everyone. ;)

chill! :)

elvine: i love you!

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