The push toward final exams!
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Hi All -
Just to get new SparkFriends up to speed, here's the link to my graduate program:
It's an aggressive, 18-month program that prepares technical people to be leaders and managers. I've been in software development for 10+ years and felt it was time to either move up or move out (software quality assurance is not for the weak!).
But I've learned that school can be an energy drain (best) or an excuse generator (worst) to my goals at SP. Last term (my first) I let school rule... and I'm still carrying the pounds to prove it! This term I decided to try some balance, especially because school and work are cutting into my usual summer biking schedule. I'm still gaining (dammit!) but I've got a close eye on it.
Goal are key, I've learned. Just like school: Chapters to read, homework assignments, quizzes / tests and papers. I need fitness goals to chart and map so I know where I'm at relative to where I want to be.
I'm not where I want to be at SP but the grades are pretty good. That's OK (for now) but I know I need health for the long run! It's time to see what I can do or plan to do that I can tackle AND carry into the next term to keep me on track.
Ideas? Suggestions? I'm listening, so bring it on!! ~ Trish