I’m always the coldest person in the office. I’m not too sure why but this Boondocks comic image seems to understand my struggle.
Growing up in Connecticut…I saw this nonsense all the time. Office spaces and classrooms, doctors offices and anywhere outside a supermarket freezer aisle and ice rank should be at a comfortable 70-75 degrees at all times…
Tuckergurl is able to put my thoughts and feelings into words…in her blog post a couple of years ago.
Winter is coming…
I was reminded yesterday, by my economics professor, that we’re half way through the semester. Yup, 7 weeks in and 7 more to go. A bit sad as friends will leave and start living a post MBA life, whatever that looks like. Although, it’s equally exciting, because for me I’ll be one year complete in my MBA program, with a bucket of tears and a belly full of laughs and good food (at times junk food) to measure that first year with.
I started this year with my best friend moving across country and crushed by a crush, the end of the year was really lonely and new years was a quiet intimate dinner for four at a friends house…everything’s changed since leaving my full -time job last summer and for many ways the better.
As I got home last night, I noticed all the blooms from my orchid had fallen, I collected them and tossing them one by one into the trash. I immediately thought of Frost’s poem “Nothing Gold Can Stay” and recalled how inevitable change is. Fall is finally here and after Halloween the holidays seem to come like rapid fire, one after another.
I looked at tickets again to fly home for Thanksgiving, and it seems promising… I havent been home since the spring of 2011. Even though it still surprises me everyday to wake up in Oakland & Menlo Park, I get anxiety about going home. Somethings seem frozen in time, the bedroom, the family photos, the cul-de-sac. Other things change: people move, restaurants and business close down. My last visit, the Supermarket in my neighborhood had expanded and all the aisles I’ve memorized had shifted and moved.
A friend asked if I started looking for jobs yet… thankfully not seriously enough, but I’m going to start narrowing down the 10 companies I would like to work for and make sure I do research on them for next semester. Living in Menlo has given me some insight to areas that would make sense to work in and if I do consider working in Silicon Valley. I’d definitely have to start thinking about getting a car (exciting but owning things make me nervous)!