2016 October

October 5 – November 16

Well the rest of the quarter went by fast – whew!

October was a great month though. Aside from recruiting craziness picking up, I feel like I am getting better at the whole balance thing.

I also had two friends (Chris and Stef!) come visit Halloween weekend. It was so great to catch up with both of them. We also saw Hamilton in Chicago that weekend (it was AMAZING).


Kellogg’s big fall formal also happened in October (Fall Ball). The event was great, but my favorite part was definitely the two hours my crew spent hummer limo-ing around Chicago before the event.


November kicked off with the election (see my last post for more detailed thoughts there). I am still not quite over the results. Don’t support Trump. Not impressed with some of the cabinet members being floated around nor his ideas around policy. But, we are where we are, so still hoping for the best there.

Otherwise, November is going well. Everyone on KTech exec went to Michigan last weekend for a retreat. It was so nice to spend a night away from Kellogg with no technology and just each other. I feel closer to everyone who went and can’t wait to go again (hopefully soon).


(love folks’ faces in this pic :P)

I am really really excited about the Thanksgiving break. Though I will be spending most of it writing cover letters and working on projects for school (boo!), I will also get some quality time with Ryan. I haven’t seen him in two months and am going utterly crazy over the whole separation. I am equally (if not more) excited to also get some time in with Keno:


(don’t know why that edit & send is there :/)

Not looking forward to the political drama that will inevitably erupt among my politically-split family over Thanksgiving dinner, but at least I’ll have the food to comfort me 🙂

After, I’ll have a week of class before finals then will be off to the Bay for the holidays. Looking forward to all my Ryan time <3

September 5 – October 4

Well, Fall has really swung into gear! I can’t believe how fast the weeks go (and how slow the days). Business school is already feeling like a blur!

So far life has been pretty good though. I was re-elected to be our first year MMM representative and was chosen for a first year director role in the Kellogg High Tech Club. Both exec teams are STACKED. I have great friends on both and am pretty pumped for what we’ll be able to do. In general, I feel like I am getting closer to some MMMs and my KWESTies. I always struggle a little bit to make friends, but I am happy with the trend line there at the moment.


Classes are good, though I don’t quite feel like they cover what I am most excited to learn (next quarter?) – For Research, Design, Build we are working with a client that was recently revealed to be Harley-Davidson. I am pretty pumped about that (though can’t talk about the exact project).


On a personal front, I’ve been struggling a little. A family member is dealing with some health issues that seem pretty serious to me. On top of that Ryan has had to switch jobs (long story that isn’t exactly public yet) and left for his month-long Japan vacation (what was before a work-cation, but now is just for fun). I’m also writing a lot and still getting rejected a lot. Overall though, I’m trying to focus on the good things happening (which there are a lot of) and the journey.

Also, pumped about our New Years plan for this year: Mexico City – the crew is great: Joel, Tessa, Me, Kiki, Stefan, Andrew, Chris K, Chris M, Lisa – and we have 2 more spots in the AirBnB if others want to come. It’s going to be a blast!