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2016 has been the best year of my life (yet)

I’ve started 2016 with a little bit of stress (yeah, I see a pattern here). I’ve had several exams to pass and on top of that, me and my girlfriend found out that we will have to find a new apartment (to which we have moved in summer 2015) to move into starting from February. I was also meant to go on Erasmus exchange to Vienna from March till June so this was another whole lot of stuff to figure out and arrange. Because I was going to leave, I didn’t have any job for a few months and I was very worried about money.

In the end, it all got figured out. Not by itself, both me and Gabi worked very hard on solving these problems. But everything ended well. We found a new place which is the nicest I’ve lived in Brno ever since I started renting places here 4 or 5 years ago. We passed all our exams. And I went to Vienna. I feel like everything went upwards from this point.

I was worried that our relationship is going to suffer because of the long distance, but in the end it made it maybe even a little bit better than before. It made us appreciate the time when we could be together more and realized how much we actually miss each other. At least that was my takeaway.

My stay in Vienna is a chapter on its own. Instead I made a video after I left.

It was really great and I had an awesome time both socially and from the work point of view. I was working on the programming side of my thesis there.

After I went back to Brno, I kept working remotely on other projects for TU Wien. In September, we went on a vacation and it was the first time I’ve been to the sea and also my first time flying!

Autumn and winter was a go time—I still had to go to school for one course, had work and had to write my thesis. I’m going to be done with the school soon. I can’t wait to finally finish this.

Yeah, it was the best year of my life. There was a lot of ups and downs but in the end I think the ups outbalanced the downs. I’m looking forward to this new year. Everything is exciting. I see a lot of opportunities and I can’t wait to figure out how can I use them and what kind of life I can build for myself.