Small Things

They let the MBA students play with lego yesterday. One of our assignments was to envision our lives post MBA and construct something to represent that.

So, that’s me. And no, I’m not working as a cashier at a yarn store (although, that is not the worst option in the world).

It was interesting to see what my teammates did. They created figures scaling mountains, very near the top. They jumped off cliffs, contemplated different decisions.


There is a big picture for me. Go get another degree. Spend less time counting beans and more time playing with ideas like slinkies. Care less about reccomendations and implementation and more about thinking deeply and reconciling contradictory ideas. Use my brain and not my grit.

I think I’m so very lucky – I have a job I love and that I find fulfilling. I get to nurture junior consultants, see and solve ineresting problems. I can point to things I’ve suggested and see how clients implement them. I’m useful to the world around me.

Me, post MBA?

Well, I’m not a cashier. That’s me at my stove. I’m cooking. Specifically, I’m making a roast chicken, with stuffing and mashed potatoes and gravy. The table is set. I don’t know who I am feeding (having lost contact with most of my friends in the rush to the end of the degree).

I’m doing small things. Creating connection. Grounding myself in things I love. Meditating on the fact that cooking done with care is an act of love.

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3 Responses to Small Things

  1. Debby Hornburg says:

    You may feel as if you’ve lost contacts with most of your friends, but I’m quite convinced that if you invited them over for dinner, they would come…and there would be the audible click of the little pieces of your life fitting together once again.

  2. Jane says:

    Kick-ass hat too.

  3. loribeth says:

    I love it! 🙂 (Both the vision and the fact that you got to use Lego to express it, lol.)

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