Tag Archives: Organization

Finding Focus for What’s Important

My brilliant reality is that most of my food these days comes from a bag. The paper Starbucks sleeve that holds my breakfast sandwich, the tote of Chipotle for lunch, and the measly Steamfresh pouch of frozen mixed veggies that … Continue reading

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MBA and Work-Life Balance: Not-So-Strange Bedfellows!

When I started my MBA journey, I believed that work-life balance was an impossible phenomenon. How could it be accomplished? I had a full-time, demanding job, plus a toddler analogous to an energizer bunny, a never ending honey-do list, and … Continue reading

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Oh, the Places You’ll Go (with your textbooks)

When Term 1 started a year ago, I had a plan — a study plan. It was complete with a fancy calendar, freshly purchased from Staples. This “plan” outlined which days I would study, when I would work late and … Continue reading

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Motivation 101

Motivation — it’s a challenge. Some days it’s more of a challenge than others. Today is one of those days. I decided I’d rather write a blog post about it than write the paper that’s due for a class. The … Continue reading

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Leaving on a Jet Plane …

Last Thursday my mind turned to what I had to get done before leaving for Durham: I looked through my “Duke Travel” folder in Yahoo mail, which helps me to stay organized. I saw that all of my reservations for … Continue reading

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Girl Scout Cookies Don’t Stop For School

For me, one of the biggest challenges of getting an MBA is that life just doesn’t stop while I’m in school. One of my busiest times each year is Girl Scout Cookie season. This year, it fell during Term 3. … Continue reading

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