July 5, 2021

A couple weeks ago I finished Automotive Electrical class, the last course required in my ten month journey to earn the General Automotive Technician Certificate at De Anza College. Now I just wait for my official certificate to arrive. 🥳

Also, I finally solved an on-going steering shaking issue on NA Miata that was bothering me for a LONG time. I already replaced wheel hubs, ball joints, ties rods, and decided to slap on some new XIDA coilovers and it seemed to remedy the core issue. After eight months my car is now at a solid mechanical baseline and it's a great time to put thought into how I want to design it before moving forward.

On another note, I recently moved into my first (rented) single family home and it's been an on-going battle of unboxing, furniture assembling, pest control, maintenance. Any time left has been on reflecting on where I want to go next in my career as a freshly minted senior engineer. I'm learning how to prevent burn out and find the most joy in what I do. Oh, and I'm really excited I started playing tennis.