It has recently become very evident that I will have little free time this quarter. Between working on my core classes and my recently invigorated summer internship search, this might be my busiest quarter of the year. I guess for the benefit of my MBA degree, the Bengals lost in the playoffs yesterday to the NY Jets. There is no doubt that with my team out of the playoffs, I will now have significantly more time available each week. Gone are the days of spending endless hours on espn.com to get the most up-to-date information on my team, gone are the Sundays of spending four hours watching the game and then several additional hours either too happy or depressed to do any work.
I was actually at the Bengals game this Sunday with my dad and brothers. The 1 degree wind chill was not nearly as bad as losing. I’m still upset about the loss, but eventually I will adapt to life without football. Hopefully I do this sooner rather than later, especially since I have an important phone interview with a recruiter from Cardinal Health on Tuesday. I will be speaking with her about their summer marketing internship and hopefully I can make a positive impression.
It has been a great break. I haven’t had 3+ weeks completely off in a long time. Even during my undergrad years I was never fully off. As a rower on the lightweight crew team, every free moment was spent training for the racing season. It was no surprise that I was a little unsure how to spend my winter break. To make it easier, I broke up the break into three blocks.
The first block of time off I spent doing nothing… and it was great. I stayed in Columbus and slowly unwound from the hectic life I lived during finals. Each day I read the paper, went to the gym, checked on grades, watched movies, attended ugly sweater parties, etc.
For the second block of winter break, I returned to Cincinnati to spend time with my family. Of course it was great to be home and see everyone, not to mention all the excellent food I ate. Plus I was able to go to the Bengals v. Chiefs game in which the Bengals clinched the AFC North title. Hopefully they can make a good run in the playoffs.
Block three officially began when I returned to Columbus a few days ago. I am currently trying to adjust back to a more realistic life – one with priorities, deadlines, and homework. I’ve already bought most of my books and now I need to start reading course syllabi and preparing for another quarter at Fisher College.