Thursday, April 30, 2009

Every new beginning...

..comes from some other beginning's end.

I just finished my last class of my first year at Darden. Literally, just now.

Honestly, I'm not sure what to feel. I don't think it's sunk in yet, but right now the overwhelming feeling is bittersweet. It's been a long ride, and I am certainly ready to move on to the next step.

But at the same time, I've been enriched in ways I didn't see coming, challenged by things I never expected to face, and I've come out of it better, stronger, and happy to have done it.

More thoughts later; just wanted to capture the moment as it unfolds.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

It's True!

Ok, so I too thought Sukanya was insane when she posted about Thomas Jefferson wandering the halls... but it's true!

Picture us wandering around Saunders Hall after classes, avoiding work:

Sukanya: Look, it's him!
Me: Who?
Sukanya: No really... look.
Me: No it's n.. oh dear. Maybe it is.

And then we run around giggling to get a closer look. He's balding in real life.

Yup, just another day at Darden.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Goodness Gracious April

Life is good. The weather has been beautiful, there's a ton to look forward to!

This past weekend, Darden students teamed up with the Building Goodness organization to help fix up houses in the Charlottesville community. It was an incredible effort, coordinated by an amazing group of our classmates and attended by many, many more.

We spent the morning working together to paint, scrape, sweep, dig, hammer, and everything in between. It was both physically and mentally taxing - I left thinking a lot about our responsibility as future leaders to our society. How do we give back to our own families, our communities, and the world?

Oren and Sukanya have gone over the details of the day in a lot more detail, but I'll leave you with one last photo - recognize two of your favorite Darden student bloggers?

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Who Me?

A small shout out to my fellow bloggers:

Paige, Sukanya, Jackie, Angela, Mandy and yours truly were listed on the top 100 bloggers list by the blog. Lots of interesting stuff on there - including a few Darden professors. Check it out!