Have you ever driven home from a great night out in the city and received a parking ticket…but didn’t realize it until halfway home when you notice a piece of flapping paper underneath your windshield wiper?
That’s how I feel about Semester 5 finals starting today.
To say I’ve been ‘out of it’ this semester is a fantastic understatement. I can’t remember the last live class I’ve attended (including missing last night’s final Operations class)…heck, I can’t remember the last recorded class I’ve ‘attended’! The weeks have just sort of flown by as I’ve tended to my real world surroundings.
Thinking back, the timing does make sense; I was in St. Petersburg over the 4th of July, today’s August 24th. 24 days in August + 15 days home in July after St. Petersburg….divide by 7…carry the 9…yup, 6 weeks or so. In the past 6 weeks, I’ve fully transitioned to a new responsibility at work, had my first wedding anniversary, and tended to the joint stress of buying/selling a home in this market. (BTW, you haven’t lived until you put in a ‘no-contingency’ offer that gets accepted, with no contract on your current home!)
The only way I’ve gotten anything school-related done this semester is from having either an assignment due (that homework/pseudo-test in Operations was a nice touch), or having my teammates leading the way. Even last night, with the Managerial Accounting assignment due at Midnight, I needed Adam M. to drag my ass across the finish line. Sorry about that guys (and Taniya), I’ll make it up on the CCL video.
Which brings me to today. I’ve neglected school for 5-6 weeks, and have approximately 5-6 DAYS to get back on schedule. Within that time period, I still need to go to work, and I’ll be closing on house #2 Friday. To make matters worse, I’m not a big fan of the Managerial Accounting material…not due to the professor, but rather there’s just too much ‘it depends’ for my liking.
One thing I can say….you can call me the ‘5-star General’ after my performance in the Global Supply Chain Simulation for Operations (due yesterday). The board has given me it’s full backing, so I’m ready to step up to an SP to end the class.
P.S. At least I don’t have 20 lbs of Semester 6 books littering my house. As it turns out, Fuqua really means it when they say they won’t ship your books until you pay your tuition. #&$^% Me!