Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Busy Busy

Wow.  I can't believe how quickly everything got so busy.  I mean, I was expecting it, but I still feel a little surprised.  I guess I knew that I'd be going out almost every night, but I glossed over in my mind that we'd have real life classes during Pre-Term.  Sure, there are no grades.  But you still need to know the material because you can get tested on it in the Fall.  Or, if you're trying to waive, the stakes are high because you need to pass that waiver exam.  
Today I bought my first text books since undergrad.  Actually, when I was in undergrad, I benefited from a sweet deal that got me free books each Fall.  I was in the band, and a group of us performed in front of the downtown store on Friday nights before football games.  In exchange - free books!  I wish I could work out something similar here, but something tells me there will be no occasion to play my clarinet outside of the bookstore.  At least, none that would inspire the owner to give me free textbooks ;)
Anyway, I'm already behind in my Math Camp homework (thankfully it does not get collected).  I tried to read from my Managerial Economics book today, but I couldn't get through the chapter.  My mind kept wandering.  I used to be able to tear through this stuff once upon a time.  I don't know why I'm struggling so much to turn myself back into a student.  Sigh.  I'm sure I'll get there eventually.  


La Coguette said...

Dude. Chill out. Non disclosure remember? :-) Just focus on learning rather than grades.

And make time for those Rittenhouse bar nights!

Anonymous said...

Hi, just wanted to say that I enjoyed reading your blog, and was pleasantly surprised to learn that you went to Penn State. I will be entering my 2nd-year in Smeal's MBA program. You're right, it's a small class size, but I find it extremely welcoming after being an undergraduate student there too! Best wishes!

Chaya said...


I am in the Wharton class of 2010 too..workin on the preterm math..
good goin wth the blog..voicin my sentiments i mus say

Samantha said...

thanks tinydancer! I'll sign up for at least one day of the diversity weekend. Even the review of my main essay alone is worth the $50 train ride.

Reuben South said...

I used buying books and paying tuition as an excuse to boost my credit rating as an undergrad. I was out of school for a while and can relate to how hard it is to turn myself back into a student. I've completely switched gears and I'm going for my MBA Degree while I maintain my current job and try to keep up with my books. At least it keeps life interesting.