Thursday, October 23, 2008
Occasionally I feel myself falling into the trap. I'm not sure if it's the lack of sleep or the confines of Darden that put me there. Different perceptions warrant different interpretations. With briefings and networking events galore, we're all at wits end and these are the last of the "open" events, so everyone is trying to make their best last impression before the banks decide with whom they'd like to speak. Each conversation delves in a separate direction depending on the parties involved. Sometimes I walk into conversations a little "over my head" due to the fact that I likely missed the journal for 2 days as well as a hint of complacency on my part. Lately, I find myself complaining about these discrepancies as to what I think is important in a networking conversation. On some level, the pettiness is human, but I've been careful to consciously avoid it especially while at Darden. Luckily, tomorrow is Friday and thus sleep and a little R&R is around the corner. God knows, I definitely need it and hopefully I'm break this funk.