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 when I would have time for friends and family. Much like a New Year’s resolution, the “plan” didn’t really last all that long. Life got in the way, and all of a sudden I was studying during work time, working during study time, and making the most of any free time I could find. From talking to my classmates over the last year, it seems like we all started with a system to try to organize this very busy time in our lives. Each of us has come to learn that study time just has to be squeezed into our busy schedules, in very small blocks of time. For me, this has meant that my books have come with me on all sorts of fun adventures, so that I’d be prepared whenever 30 minutes of “free” time became available to study.

As it’s now Memorial Day Weekend, almost exactly a year after I began this program, I thought I would take a look back at all the fun places that my textbooks have accompanied me:

And finally … a trip where my textbooks got left at home:

So the plan is that there is no plan. You’ll have to take it one day at a time and make sure you reserve space in your carry on for your books!

Meghann Wing

Weekend Executive MBA, Class of 2013

I live in Richmond, Virginia, where I work as a senior manager of financial analysis at Capital One. I am pursuing my MBA to focus on improving my leadership and soft skills, to help me continue to advance within finance at Capital One.

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