Finally a Wolverine football victory vs. Miami of O? (GO BLUE!)
Finally I show up and actually write?
Finally I get some sleep after the frat next door turns off their music at 4:00 am?
Nope Nope Nope. The real FINALLY here is that after M-Trek in the Virgin Islands, the Ross Leadership Initiative Foundation Session, which included team-building, innovation, section bonding time, and a hearty loss at Grill for Glory; after a week of classes and MBA Games, I have FINALLY started to become a part of this class, of my section, and of the Ross School of Business!
See, I’ve always been an introvert. I much prefer being alone to being, um, unalone. Once, during the first week of RLI, I even found myself walking into a bar for a section happy hour, and realizing I didn’t immediately recognize
anybody, just turned around and walked right back out and spent the night at home. Introversion, social anxiety, call it whatever you want, but the result is that I wasn’t growing together with my classmates. After I skipped the Shout Off (section cheer competition) on Thursday night, I saw an M-Trek buddy at happy hour, who gently encouraged me to, “get my head out of my ass.” And I’m happy to report that I did just that. MBA games Friday was a great experience, and even though we got trounced at every sport I participated in (weakest link, goodbye), I FINALLY started to get to know my section and some other classmates. I went on assault on names, and unashemedly asked everyone left whose name I didn’t know to tell me what it was, dammit.
Not to say I’ve been having a bad time. The blur of Aug 5 – Sept 5 has been a ton of fun, and I’ll spare you any further words and just prove it with some images. Cheers!