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Thursday, January 05, 2006

Look up “indecisive” in the dictionary and you will find my picture.

I’m at a cross road in my life. Things have never been so uncertain and the lack of certainty is causing a fear of commitment. I can’t seem to make a decision about anything…big or small. Everything from what internship to take to what I should eat for dinner causes a ridiculous amount of anxiety and apathy. Sometimes I don’t know whether I am coming or going. I realize that people would kill to have my “problems”, but just let me have my time to sulk. Here are a few of my many decisions:
• My hard drive crashed a few weeks ago and I lost everything. I sent the hard drive off to a data recovery service to see if they could retrieve any of the data. It turns out they can, but at the hefty price of $1500. Are the lost files worth $1500?
• Internship…my head hurts from the thought of making a decision…long story short: Where should I spend my all important summer slaving away? I need more time to be indecisive. More details to come.
• I need to figure out what to do over Spring Break. There is a Career View program that allows students to apply for a one-week “shadowing/internship” with an alum. The submissions range from traditional consulting and marketing jobs to non-profit and entrepreneurship. I’m thinking about applying for a non-profit position. I figure this will give me a chance to see if I really like this area without committing to an entire summer in non-profit. There is also a service trip to Brazil that would be interesting. And of course, the option most people choose…go on a trip. It sounds like our class is planning a trip to either Mexico or Dominican Republic. Do I apply for the Career View program, go on the Service trip to Brazil, or take a vacation?

1/6 of the way there…

Happy New Year! Winter quarter starts on Tuesday and I am in for another challenging quarter academically. The core classes are Marketing, Operations, Finance and Strategy. I am also taking an elective, Marketing Research, which I thought would be a good preparation course for my summer internship in brand management/marketing. I must be crazy taking five classes this quarter, but I figured it would be manageable since I won’t have to do much On-Campus Recruiting this quarter.

I’m trying not to spread myself to thin, but at the same time get involved in everything I want to. In addition to classes, I’m going to be working on a marketing project for a media company starting in February. I’m also on the Admit Weekend Committee and will be working hard to plan a nice weekend for the Round 1 and 2 Admits.

I also signed up to take a Rumba/Cha Cha class once a week. I originally planned to take it last quarter, but I was so worn out the first week, I never made it to the first class. I realize that I am taking on a lot, but I will have to stay focused and organized and do more work on the weekends.

Good luck to all of the Round 1 admits who will be awaiting the call from Derrick!

Congrats to the new mom

Congratulations to my friend Domonique who just had a baby boy, Dillon Christopher. He is a cutie if I do say so myself (and I’ve been known to be hard on newborns). He's got a lot of personality for a two week old.