I went to bed at 6 pm last night, the first night I didnâ€™t have an essay or GMAT test looming over my head in 6 months.Â I woke up around 6:30 am.Â I donâ€™t think Iâ€™ve ever slept that long before.Â Since I usually donâ€™t get up that early, I decided to go work out.Â It was the first time since I submitted my Haas application that I saw the inside of a gym.
My first priority is to get back in shape.Â During my GMAT studies and essay writing, I ate a lot of junk food and conceded to put my health awareness on hold until all the work was over.Â Now that it is finally over, I need to put my money where my mouth is, and thus stop putting unhealthy crap in my mouth.Â Iâ€™m going to try playing tennis at least once a week and make sure that I get at least four workouts for the week total.Â Iâ€™ll also be cooking more of my own food.
In terms of volunteering, I definitely have a lot of things to catch up on.Â I took a short break from my duties during the holidays by now Iâ€™m psyched to jump back in.
Both my apartment and car are a complete mess.Â Iâ€™m probably going to need to spend a weekend just cleaning and might even need to get my car detailed.Â My apartment floor is covered with backed up laundry, drafts of essays that I printed out, and a pile of GMAT books I still havenâ€™t sold yet.
Everyone has a love hate relationship with the GMAT and applying to business school.Â When weâ€™re in the midst of it, we become stressful and we complain.Â But when I look above at all the â€œto-doâ€ items Iâ€™ve listed, I realize that my life would be pretty boring without it.Â Iâ€™m really not sure what my hopes and dreams would be if going to business school was not in the mix.
Applying to business school was a colossal investment of time and energy, an investment that may or may not bring a huge return.Â But it definitely filled a void in my life and gave me something to reach for.Â It gave me something to channel all of my energy into and show a side of myself that I could be proud of.Â I have no idea where this journey is going to take me, but for now, Iâ€™m glad that I started it.