Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.
–Ferris Bueller

The last couple of weeks at Kellogg have completely reinforced the strength in the words above. The final for my first class, Leadership in Organizations, is coming up this Friday. On Sunday, I’m meeting with my team to discuss the group project that we have to turn in for this first class…a month after it has ended. On top of that, I have a couple of assignments to go over this weekend for my classes that start next week. On Monday, the main Kellogg calendar explodes with activities, which are mainly scheduled around the same times (lunch or 5pm), forcing you to do some soul searching to select the ones you will attend. Even now, I can’t believe it has been 8 days since my last blog post and 3 days since my last journal entry (personal reflection is awesome). It all seems like a crazy juggling act, and from what 2nd-year students have told me, the number of balls in the air are about to increase by…A LOT.

It is hard to imagine right now how people make it through the 2 years, and yet I know they do; heck, I’ve met people that have done it in person! I’ve been told that at some point, probably halfway into the first quarter, I’ll start to figure out when a reading assignment is required versus “required”, I’ll stop trying to go to every single event at Kellogg, I’ll forget what sleeping more than 6 hours was ever like, and I’ll enter my groove. I’m hoping it comes sooner than later, but if it doesn’t, I’ll just have to remind myself to stop from time to time to look around.

With that said, I have to go. I’m trying to catch up on the required reading assignments, and then I have to look over the case for tomorrow’s class.