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Dustin LindenSmith

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So like, dudes, I left my job last week. The stress created by a newly-arrived boss proved too much for me to bear, and when an opportunity presented itself for me to leave the company, I took it, after only a day's deliberation. Today was my first real day "off" without any other obligations (such as our taxes), and I had a really great day.

B's in Ottawa this week, doing her oral exam to be admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), a pre-requisite for formal practice, which is slated to begin for her on July 1st this year. It's a long, stressful exam, and she has been preparing for it for many months. Over a year's worth of hard studying will be finished for her by this time tomorrow night.

Z has been delightful, and turns two next Sunday, on Mother's Day. We're planning a party for her with friends and family. All else unfolds naturally as it should, and leaving that job already feels like the nicest gift I've given to myself in months. I feel wonderful and light, as though a weight has been lifted from my shoulders and a darkness has been dispersed from my mind.

Onward and upward.

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blue_by_you May 3rd, 2004
Z is beautiful and has such an expressive face. I enjoyed taking a look at all of your photos of her and the family. Lovely. Happy Birthday to Z, and happy home time to you.


eatingart May 4th, 2004
Many congratulations to you!

screamingmaniac May 5th, 2004
Wow! Way to go! Back to freedom!! That's so great. I've gotta call you guys and get all the latest news. Congrats, freedom is such a good thing... and here's me, looks like I'm about to jump back into the rat race...

wickenden June 15th, 2004
wow. I missed this post.

How are things going?


iamom June 20th, 2004
Wow, I missed this reply.

Things are great, man, and thanks for asking. Been keeping busy around the house, I've landed a good project for my consulting business, and I seem to have landed on my feet, as it were. Definitely glad I left that gig though, to be sure. It was time to LEAVE, my man! :)


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