Fast-forward ten years and i'm living in Canada. It's still not the US, but at least the seasons are the right way around and i can watch NBA on TV. Also they have good burgers. I am still working in IT, but now only part-time because i no longer need thousands of dollars saved up to make my move to the US. Working full-time in IT was extremely trying for me - it kept me distracted, but also in a state of constant tension that often led to drinking or worse. We're in another recession. I now have my bachelor's degree, but i'm realizing it's the master's that's the real ticket to immigrate. And i can't really look at Silicon Valley any more because i'm gay-married and US immigration won't recognize my partner. Cross-border options would be Detroit or Buffalo, neither of which are high-tech powerhouses.
So where's the progress? I'm still not living where i want to be. I'm still not doing what i want to do. I guess there's some. I had a shower this morning. Well, afternoon. I really should stop writing everywhere. It's beginning to feel a little compulsive.