Monday, October 7, 2013

Relationships

Change is traumatic, and it can create a lot of waves and riptides in the quiet sea of an established relationship. There's no easy way to weather the storm, and as too many of my peers here know: our lovers are not amused.  How can you learn to ride the waves together?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Transitions

Hello world! I hope you haven't given up on me in my extended absence.  For what it's worth, I haven't given up on you!

There's a ton to say (which naturally results from there having had a ton to do!), so I'm going to break up the past month of craziness into a few posts.  Today though, I want to talk about transition - that unsettled feeling that inevitably crops up during change and the multitude of changes that will take place during the first month of school!

I've felt like a speckled frog jumping from lily pad to lily pad.  Only instead of plopping forward because I've run out of delicious flies, the lily pad has been yanked from beneath me and I must jump for dear life.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Anticipation

Babies love floating as much as I do
I leave in a week.  In a week, I leave. Anticipation: it's the weight of dread and the levity of excitement.  I'm floating in a pool of anticipation, the forces of trepidation pulling me under while the forces of enthusiasm balloon me ever upward.

It feels like I'm forgetting something, like how I feel before I leave on a big trip and I know I have everything I need (passport, wallet, plane ticket), but I keep worrying - do I have the things I "need" (phone, travel guide, outlet adapter)?  

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer

My oh my, how time flies when you're on vacation.  I've spent the last month soaking up the Icelandic and Italian rays, avoiding everything b-school.  It's been a relief to get away and to immerse myself in two incredible countries.  

Fortunately, my time abroad isn't up yet, just my time of pure, unapologetic tourism.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Reactions to a Do-Gooder MBA

Others: So why are you leaving San Francisco?

Me: I'm going back to school to get my master's.

Others: Oh, in what?

Me: I'm heading east for an MBA.

Others: ...ok...

Me: The plan is to do non-profit management! I'm still ME!!!!

Others: ...phew!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

It's not just in my head

View of Yale's Campus from 300 feet

As I sit here in my hotel in New Haven, a few days after Memorial Day weekend, it dawns on me that I just celebrated my one-year GMAT anniversary.  The week after I took my GMAT, I kept wondering if it was really true - was I really done with the test? Was my score real and valid?  I can't help but find myself asking those same questions of myself: did I really get into business school this year?

Monday, May 20, 2013

Renewal

Many of us leave the workforce to get an MBA for very similar reasons: to accelerate our careers.  The ambition is in and of itself very compelling, but I believe many of us are driven by the complementary goal of obtaining positions that we want, positions that will make us happy worker bees.  

Obviously these goals are inter-related for most of us: because we like to have influence, the accelerations gets us into those positions faster.  I am thrilled that an MBA will propel me to a new phase in my career and will enable me to take on roles that motivate and inspire me. In fact, I'm looking forward to graduate school to remind me why this work inspires me in the first place!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Blogs a-gogo

After fastidiously following ClearAdmit's Friday's From the Frontline, I was inspired to begin my own blog.  Here I am now, a little over a year later, a nominee for the title of Best of Blogging. 

Totes cool. Vote for me (and other wonderful bloggers!) HERE!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Visit to New Haven

I have been meaning to write about my trip to Yale for over a week. With my countdown in San Francisco at about 6 weeks, I'm frantically selling all our furniture, planning our European adventure, and closing up shop at the office.  Needless to say, it's interfered with my blogging routine.  

Soooo, two weeks ago I was in New Haven, CT, savoring the satisfaction of knowing without a doubt that I had made the right choice in choosing Yale.