The End of a Chapter
It’s over. My last final is in the books. In just 6½ short days, I’ll be officially recognized as a Master of Business Administration by Baylor University.
It was only 22 months ago that I knew my life would have a chapter in Waco, Texas. I took on the challenge mostly to achieve some form of growth intellectually and spiritually and fiscally (though earning power wouldn’t happen until graduation), while maintaining my personal relationships and physical fitness requirements.
I got what I asked for and so much more.
I now have new relationships with cohorts that I respect, ones that will undoubtedly achieve great things in the near and distant future. This has the makings of a network of great accomplishment that wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Baylor University.
Just two weeks ago, I received admission into Beta Gamma Sigma as recognition for my work in the classroom. While I’m ultimately honored and humbled by this acknowledgement, I know that it wouldn’t have been possible without the help of fantastic cohorts and faculty. For me, this is a drastic change from the kid who thought that he could handle everything by himself in high school. I’m sincerely thankful for that transformation.
I now have a career lined up that tells me where I’ll live, what I’ll be doing, and how much money I’ll be making for the foreseeable future. What seemed to happen in a week’s time really and truly took 14 months of growth, nurturing, maturity, and development.
I’ve only been a blogger for the past 4 months, so I haven’t gotten to build as large a readership base for the University as I would have liked. However, I’ve truly enjoyed the opportunity to use this venue as a means to provide insight into the mindset of a graduate student as he prepares for the turbulent business world that awaits. However, because I’ve been given the opportunity to build myself in the spiritual, intellectual, relational, physical, and fiscal arenas, I’m ready to advance to the next chapter that life has to offer.
Thank you to my loyal readers! I want to thank you for reading my posts. I’ll leave you with one closing thought that I’ve been pursuing for the duration of the semester: continue to achieve balance in your life. I truly believe that life will provide maximum benefit to yourself and others around you if you seek to be balanced in your commitments and your pursuit to consistent growth in the five aforementioned areas.
With that, I bid thee farewell, and as always….. SIC ‘EM BEARS~