Archive for May, 2008

Just waiting to walk across the stage

May 17th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

I finished all my work on Monday and have just been hanging out with my friends every day.  The MBA program really has come to an end and all that is left to do is sit through a three hour ceremony so that I can walk across the stage, hear my name being called and see my parents smile.  What an interesting two years this has been and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  All the late nights have been worth it whether it be in a case room with a team or at the bar.  Looking back on it, it really seemed quite easy, although I know this wasn’t true.  I remember all the complaining I did when I was in it.  I think it is better to remember it the way I do.  Now on to the next phase of my life, where all of my friends become great leaders and I look for a job.  I like to tell myself that I might be a little slow to the start, but in the end I’m going to finish strong.  Thats what keeps me going as I exhaustingly look for a job.  Now that I have more time on my hands it should be even easier.

So now as the countdown to the ceremony on Friday begins I am going to do everything I can to just enjoy myself and those around me because by the end of the month everything is going to change. Probably not for better or for worse, just change.  I like change so this should be good!

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Overuse of elevators

May 10th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

It has come to my attention that there is an overuse of elevators in our society.  I came to this realization recently because of the number of people that use the elevators at Smith. A 4 story building that really anyone could use the stairs for to get to any floor but instead people use the elevator to go up one floor.  People even use it do go down one floor. I’m pretty sure, everyone should be able to take a flight of stairs down. I know there are situations when an elevator is needed, but most people could stand to burn the few extra calories and walk up the stairs.  It would also be an improvement for the environment.  It is a great way to conserve energy. At Smith the elevators are not even a faster option. People will wait almost 3 mins for one to come and then the elevators themselves are some of the slowing moving I have ever seen.  A person could most likely walk up and down all of the stairs in the amount of time it takes to use the elevator.  So in most cases I feel like people need to start using the stairs and stop using the elevator.  There are just so many reasons why it is the better choice.

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Last full week

May 4th, 2008 by under Uncategorized. No Comments.

I am now about to enter my last full week of classes, for what will probably be the rest of my life.  It is a very strange feeling to know that I will most likely never be in school again.  This is my last opportunity to act irresponsible and  spend whole days just golfing and drinking.  It is kind of scary actually to think that my life is most likely going to become mundane and redundant in the day to day.  I sure hope that is not the case.  While in school there are always new things to do and learn.  Always a new task to work on and your schedule each day is never really the same.  You also get to wake up when ever you want most of the time and are finished really early in the afternoon.  The days are short, and even though you are going home to just do work there is a still an element of freedom in the whole process because you are not sitting behind a desk and inside an office all day.  There is a small part of me that is happy it is the last full week of class, because this has been two years of hard work, but I think most of me is kind of sad about it and all the things I am going to miss.  Including my classmates.  I’m not good with goodbyes, although I should be use to them by now for the number of times I have done it, but I think it is always hard.  So I am spending my final days finishing up some last projects and trying to enjoy every minute of it since it will never happen again.

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