I just found myself thinking back to the good times I have had together with Pieter. From going to the swimming pool, to simple things like grocery shopping or just drinking tea and chatting about random stuff, or watching him work on another quest in World of Warcraft and discussing raids and strategies and often the rest of the raid team failing at them...
It was Pieter who inspired me to work on this FPGA/ASIC hardware simulator project which while still immature has been a lot of trouble but still is a lot of fun to work on. It was also he who took days off from his work to accompany me to hospital appointments. He comforted me whenever I felt down and inspired me to get back onto my feet.
Looking back at those times it's hard to imagine why I didn't feel happier back then, because life was simply good back then, even with all those stupid medical specialists harassing me. Or maybe it's just the nostalgia filter, I don't know. All I know is that right now I would love to go back to those days, actually focus on work and make money so that I could have moved to my own place at my own pace and under happier circumstances.
At times like these I honestly can't say that I have any clue where my life is heading, except that things can't get a whole lot worse than they are now. I hope that in a few months time I can look back on these last few months and congratulate myself and/or those who helped me for getting me out of it. It's time for more good times.