Another busy day of work today, filled with the normal challenges that helped propel the day forward. Our boss offered to treat everybody to drinks and food, but I had to say, “no” because I had to teach a guitar lesson and it would be the first time all week that I could sit with both my kids at the same time. Before I was able to go home though, Jill Westerfeld had arranged for a photographer to come to OSU and took free professional headshots for all the Fisher Grad Students. My current LinkedIn profile is a picture of me and my daughter playing guitar. Prior to the MHRM program, I was teaching guitar full time and so it was a more appropriate photo. Now that recruiters might peek at my profile, I took advantage of the opportunity to put something more professional up.
After smiling awkwardly for the camera, I had to buy two more books for class. Since I was already on campus, I stopped by the bookstore. I have two bachelors degrees and a music minor and yet I still keep forgetting how expensive books can be. On top of that, it would seem that being in a graduate program also means that the price of books are “graduated” to a higher price tag. Despite the higher price tag, I am excited to be back on campus and look forward to getting into the material.
I got home and my wife had a nice meal for us all to enjoy together. To be honest, just holding my boy in my lap, talking to my little girl, and being with my wife was what I was really hungry for. It was like the best kind of reward for a busy week. All of us are getting used to the new schedule. We definitely haven’t worked it all out, but I believe it will come soon enough.