The day started, as usual, around 4:40 am in the morning. I played a kung fu form, watched a little bit of the news as I grabbed a quick bite to eat. I had prepared my lunch and dinner to be ready to go. By 5:10 am I was on my way to work with my mug full of coffee. I read over the articles that we were going to discuss in class before I prepared to do a check in for work. The client that I manage has appreciated the time that I have spent on site at their company and increased their order from our company. My boss was pretty happy, but I confess it was a little overwhelming, because it also means my responsibilities were growing. Just in time for the beginning of classes! The day quickly flew by staying consistently busy and my break around 2 pm was a welcome relief. I sat at my desk eating my lunch and my thoughts drifted to how my kids and wife were. I knew it was nap time, so I didn’t want to wake them up. The rest of the day flew by and I barely had time to finish my work.
I traveled to OSU and as I was parking the car, I got a call from our client and we had an informal chat about the ongoing partnership. I met up with some friends from class and had a nice time listening to their perspectives on careers and more background. The professor for the class tonight had a much different style and seemed to be able to engage everyone in the room without much effort.
The professor ended class early so that we could go to a networking event with Marathon Oil company. I spoke to some folks from the MHRM council and learned a couple of things about the case competition that we will be participating in. The next group that I floated to included Jill Westerfeld (career development) and an HR representative from Marathon. I asked questions about his experiences and enjoyed hearing not only about his experiences, but the fact I was asking the questions in front of Jill. I have a meeting planned with her next week, so it will be interesting to hear her impressions about the type of questions I asked and the manner with which I asked them. I spent about an hour at the event and said goodbye to a couple of classmates as I left.
I drove home, hoping that I would get the chance to see my kids before they went to sleep. Luckily, I got to hug my little girl. My little boy was a little tired, but I got to see him too. I finished off the night typing up this blog and then preparing for tomorrow.