Wedding – check
Honeymoon – check
Grad school orientation – check
Yep! That is right! I start graduate school on Monday. I have enrolled in a two year MBA program at Bainbridge Graduate Institute, for an MBA in Sustainable Systems. This school is the perfect fit for me, and I am so excited to start.
Now, realistically, two years of school while working full time is going to be a lot. I have been practicing saying “no” to social engagements, and believe me, that is not fun! I am anticipating that school will be both rewarding and challenging, on all levels. Over these next two years I hope to keep blogging for fun. It is a great release and something I will do to keep my personal life sane! I will also be keeping a (required) school blog about academics and economics. That blog can be found HERE, and feel free to take a glance! It may not be as fun as this one (or have as much food on it!) but it will give you an insight into my life and thoughts as I take on this next adventure.
Classes will be online in the evenings in a live, virtural classroom. You can even raise your hand in class! Totally cool. We also have weekly readings, group assignments, homework, prerecorded lectures (ie: lots of work) to cram in after work hours. Once a month we all meet up in person for a 4 day intensive on Bainbridge Island (near Seattle) for 4 days of intense, live classes. My classmates and professors are from all across the country, and all in unique industries so it should be a fabulous (unique!) experience. If you would like more information about BGI, check it out HERE. This is a TOTALLY unique school with a fascinating history.
Thank you so much for all your wonderful support as I have decided to jump back into school. I know that Matt and I will need lots of love and encouragement over the next two years, but this will be a great milestone for us as a couple. Horray for school! High quality visits, meals, notes of encouragement, groceries, money (just kidding!) will be very appreciated during these busy times. I promise that I will return to real life in 2014!