Well, tomorrow, it's back to school. Having a month off was wonderful. It helped me to recharge and gave me an opportunity to reflect.
I learned a number of important things during my first semester at business school. 1) Your study group is an excellent resource, but take care not to abuse it. 2) Don't let yourself fall behind. If you bomb a midterm, you're unlikely to do well enough on the final to make up for it. 3) Do not expect perfection. (This was especially difficult for me to learn.) And 4) Make time for you. I felt guilty whenever I did anything that wasn't school-related, which meant that I didn't enjoy myself as much as I should have.
Going home over break was a revelation in itself. Home was no longer "home." And I'm no longer convinced that I need to live there when I graduate. In fact, I think I'd like to live on the East Coast for a while. This feels like home to me now. I never thought I'd say this, but . . . it's kind of nice here. (Not today though. It's super cold.)
I did have a very successful interview at home over break and I have two this week. I just want to get this internship thing all wrapped up so that I don't have to think about it anymore.
And that's pretty much it. I'm looking forward to my classes. A clean slate. I'm more ready for business school now than I was six months ago. I know what to expect, anyway. And I think that's 90% of the battle.