Last week was FANTASTIC in terms of having time to sit back and relax. I mentioned the way my classes went because of the holiday in a recent entry, but I had no idea of how nice it would be to be able to chill out off and on for such a long time. Also, I got a ton of work done, which I didn’t expect. Since I’ve only got a couple of weeks left in the Winter quarter, having that time to grind on work last week was so crucial. Crunch time is coming up with an exam coming up in my Competitive Strategy class on Friday and a couple of final papers/projects due before the last day of classes on March 17. I’ve still got a little flex time before crunch time starts, so I’m hoping to put in some major work over the next week to make life easier for me during the last two weeks of the quarter. Whew, I can’t wait until Spring Break.
I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned my Spring Break plans yet, but I’m going to be heading out to Morocco with about 25 of my classmates for 10 days of kickin’ it out in North Africa. This will be my first trip to Africa, which is exciting for me, but I’m even more excited by the chance to hang out with so many of my classmates in another country. I did go to Cabo last year for Spring Break, but there were so many people there that it was overwhelming. This time around, I’m going to try to do some serious bonding with the folks on the trip and I can’t wait to get started. Before starting the business school journey back in the Fall of 2003, I’d never taken an international trip before, but, since then, I’ve visited, England, Mexico, Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil, and will soon hit Morocco…dang, VA done come up for real, for real
The entry that I write later on this week should be very interesting because I’m going away for the mandatory retreat that is a part of my Touchy Feely class. One of my roomies had his section’s retreat this past weekend and he said that it was really intense. So much so that he couldn’t control his emotions, which blew my mind because this guy is seldom very emotional. I’m excited about the learning that I’ll get there, but I’m also a little worried because I don’t know what to expect. All I know is that I’d better not cry at that joint or I’ll be all kinds of embarrased.