Hey everyone! I am back to blogging again! I mentioned I would talk about how planning helps us in grad school. Developing time management and planning skills is particularly useful especially during the holidays. This year many of my peers traveled back home to spend Thanksgiving with their families. Thus many teams had to plan ahead how our schedules would look like, what times would be best to meet, before or after the holidays, dividing up the work, etc.
With Thanksgiving last week, it was hard to think of much else besides seeing my family, food and FOOTBALL! (stay tuned for a Beat M!ch!g@n post - I cannot wait to see how campus celebrates Urban Meyer's first OSU v Michigan game). It has been very interesting to learn about my fellow students' traditions and ideas for Thanksgiving. Traveling hundreds of miles away to visit family, a town over, staying in Columbus and having a "non-traditional" Thanksgiving - everyone has someone and something to be thankful for.
In the full time MBA program, the week leading up to Thanksgiving is a whirlwind. Suddenly, there are final projects, final papers, final presentations, and of course, final exams, on the horizon. It seemed as if my classmates and I were spinning like tops as we organized meetings, conducted research and attempted to accomplish as much as we could before Thanksgiving break. One wise second year student said "If I could go back and give myself advice, I'd tell myself to calm down. It all gets done. It's like magic."
This week I want to list a few things that I'm thankful for, since it's close to Thanksgiving. As this week is a short week at OSU (and even shorter for some of you in the WPMBA program with optional classes), take a little bit of time to reflect on your quarter and things that you are thankful for. I'm thankful for:
One thing I guarantee you: it snows in Ohio. Being from the Cleveland area, I don't think it snows much in Columbus. However, I forget how many people aren't used to snow . . . and how many of my classmates have never seen snow before (much less driven in it). This year, the weather turned colder earlier than usual and we've had snow accumulation for at least a week. Right now I'd guess we have only 2-3 inches on the ground... which really translates to nothing major...