For the last couple of weeks, I have had to be "on guard" against the temptations to shirk (Thank you, Prof. Chuck S. ) my graduate student responsibilities. For the most part, the weather has been cooperative at best -- cooperatively trying to lure me into postponing some of my final papers and presentations in order to indulge in some short-term fun in the sun now that the swimming pool at my apartment building is open :/ Amidst all the lures of life, the last two weeks have sweetly and politely reminded me of this one thing: I am not done...yet.
On Friday, May 6, 2011, more than 25+ 1st and 2nd MLHRs headed out to Summit Vision in Westerville, OH. For those of you who aren't familiar with Summit Vision, Inc., check out their website. For me, I think the best thing about Summit Vision is the unique way each of us (individually and as a group) can learn about essential skills such as trust, leadership, communication and decision-marking through outdoor team building activities.
When I began my graduate studies at Ohio State University in the Fall 2010, I was encouraged by my school counselor to register with The Office of Disability Services. At first, I was a bit standoff-ish towards the idea to register because I didn't think that I would ever benefit from it. In all honesty, my initial hesitance was really driven by some previous bad experiences with these types of services and so, in theory, I decided it wouldn't be any different here. Of course, I was wrong. Like many veterans who have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, we find ourselves struggling wit
On Sunday, May 1, 2011, I volunteered at the 2011 Fisher 5K. For those of you who don't know, The Fisher 5K is a charity race organized by the Fisher 5K Association at The Fisher College of Business. It is an annual run/walk race (3.1 miles) which began in 2004 and is the largest service event hosted by the Fisher graduate programs and the largest 5K race on campus. The proceeds of the race go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Columbus.
While taking a vacation/break in the Tampa Bay/Clear Water Beach area, I decided to make my way down to Anna Maria Island. Now, I have been to quite a few beaches in my life (e.g. Bahamas, Pompano Beach, La Jolla, etc.) but I must say, this is probably the most gorgeous (and secluded) place I have ever visited. The water was crystal clear blue, the weather was a gorgeous, humidity free 88F degrees and I had all the sun I could handle. All I can say is this: paradise.