remarkable happiness

I wanted to write it down here, for the record as it were, that I am remarkably happy these days.

I want to embellish that statement. I've never really thought of myself as a happy person. I think temperamentally I'm on the sadder side. But when I take my internal temperature these days, it comes back much happier than I might expect.  Than I'm used to.

A lot of is definitely the fault of the person I spend most of my non-working time with. ( <3 )

I think there are other factors too. I'm regaining a lot of the confidence that I possessed when I entered Caltech. Almost all of my deep doubts have vanished. I mostly know who I am, and I'm reasonably happy with that person.

I have to get back to work now (ha!) but I expect that some more deep thinking will show up in the near future.


  1. Reactions in order:
    1) I'm really happy for you and Annie. You two complement each other so well. I'm thrilled that you're happy - you're a super-awesome, talented, fundamentally kind fellow.

    2) ...this sounds like something I could have written. It's amazing how big of a difference one person can make in another's life. I think we both chose well, got lucky, or some combination thereof. :)

    Hooray for happiness!