Funny thing about change... you wake up one day and look in the mirror, and wonder "who IS that? Is that... ME? Really?"
Well yes, actually, it is me.
I blogged last month about making some changes in 2008, and I've just completed the first item on my checklist: placing a book order on amazondotcom. Yes, I hope you're suitably impressed. "Your big new goal is to do more online shopping?" Maybe it will clear things up if I tell you what I ordered: a GMAT study guide.
It's like this: I've decided to go back to school, and I have to pass the GMAT test to complete my application. The test runs a whopping $250, so the $30 I just forked over for a study guide seems a prudent investment. At that test price, I'd prefer to pass on my first attempt. This could be entertaining as it's been a few years since I was an active participant in any studying or test-taking.
Taking the test is the tip of the iceberg, however. Assuming I pass the GMAT and am accepted to graduate school at San Diego State, I may start classes as soon as September. Six months sounds like a long time, but before I can start classes I will need to both find a new job and relocate. So that's a lot of change, and honestly, it’s got me a little freaked out. But more than that, I’m really excited. I’ve always wanted to go back to school, it’s making my day whenever I complete something that is helping me make this dream a reality.
This post dedicated to one Sharp guy who boldly made a change this week. Here's to you!