Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Is the plate full?

I'm 30 minutes away for my Co-Chair of the Annual Gift Campaign for the Class of 2010 interview. I'm underwater in regards to recruitment as it never seems to end even when there's a pause. Classes and cases are quickly wrapping up. With two weeks left in the quarter, I dread the idea of finals and what it all means as far as the time crunch. Though I'm not playing soccer this season, I've transitioned into the true role of coach, constantly trying to ensure we have a full team for Sunday's 9am games.

So what makes me think I can manage all of this plus the position of Co-Chair of the Class of 2010 Annual Gift Campaign? I guess it's because Darden has taught me that I can!! That's the essence of first year at Darden. There's too much to do and not enough time to it all, yet priorities get made and you DO finish everything that needs to be done. The Annual Gift Campaign position is a multi-year commitment and in my opinion, this is a great way to give back to a community of which I'm proud to be a part. Is the plate full? Definitely. Am I still above water? Maybe. Can I add this and still survive? Unquestionably.


Lauren said...

Hey! Thanks for that! I needed to hear that today as I'd definitely tell you that I'm feeling underwater at this point in time. Good luck!

Metal said...

A full plate always look like a mountain in 'foresight' and laughable in 'hindsight' ...if that made any sense!