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I got my master’s degree!

…and Gabi did as well!

I still can’t really believe or grasp the fact that I’ve successfully finished the school and I’m done with it. If you read back through the blog you can see that I’ve been working towards this goal intensively since October. Finishing my last course, writing the thesis, trying to pass my last math exam and then studying for the final state exams. It wasn’t easy. I could motivate myself at the beginning because I was looking forward to getting on with my life but towards the end it was harder and harder. And now it’s all over.

The question is what’s next. I’ve been given an opportunity to go for a PhD at TU Wien and I want to go for it. Which means that I will be moving to Vienna. That’s kind of the big thing that’s going to be happening in the next few months. I should be starting in March, provided that I get an apartment until then. Gabi should move to Vienna month or two after me. I’m scared a little bit of course, but on the other hand, there’s probably not ever going to be a better time to try living abroad. We’ve finished school, have no commitments here, and we’ve both always wanted to try this. And Austria is still relatively close.

I also have lots of ideas I want to try and things I want to learn. My time is probably going to be occupied with the moving for a while, many things need to be researched and dealt with. But I’m looking forward to having weekends again for spending some quality time with my girlfriend and working on side projects.

Also, I stopped drinking coffee. At least for a while. I was drinking so much coffee before the defense/exam that I’m kind of sick of it. I also don’t want to be addicted to anything. So I’m trying a little detox. I’m probably fine with one cup from time to time but I don’t want to make it a daily thing at least for a while. We’ll see how long it will last.