Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all the friends of SQLAuthority.com. On today’s auspicious day I have three news to share – 1) Shaivi’s 2nd Birthday 2) New Book Released 3) 30 Millions Views.
I am extremely proud of the newly published Joes 2 Pros: Programming and Development for Microsoft SQL Server 2008 book, which I contributed to and am lucky enough to have my name on the front cover as author. And today is a good day when I am releasing my second book ‘SQL Wait Stats Joes 2 Pros: SQL Performance Tuning Techniques Using Wait Statistics, Types & Queues’ So today I would like to dedicate this book to my beautiful daughter on her second birthday. Two years ago she came into this world as an angel, and every day my love for her has grown. My wife and I jokingly refer to her as the “other woman,” because since her appearance, it seems like my love for my daughter is growing to take my wife’s share.
My daughter, Shaivi, is the driest part of my life. She is what motivates me to excel at work and at life, and ultimately what motivated me to write this book. I hope one day that she is half as proud of me as I am of her. That is why I am dedicating my book to her – because she was the inspiration that made me work to achieve this goal.
Writing this book was an exhausting process. There were days when to meet the editor’s deadlines, I would lock myself in my office in the early morning before my daughter was awake, and when I came out at the end of the day my daughter was already asleep. However, I want her to know that even though I may have been absent from her life on those days, I am dedicating all those efforts to her. She is the best.
Any parent – especially the parent of a daughter – knows that having a child puts everything in perspective. A job we might have once done simply for money, or even because we love the subject, now becomes a labor of love to excel for our children and provide them with a better life. I am lucky enough to have a job I love, one that I enjoy getting up every morning for, and now I am extra lucky because my love for my daughter makes that job even more enjoyable. For that, and so many other reasons, I dedicate this book to you Shaivi.
Btw, today this blog completed 30 Million Views.
Reference: Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)