Business school is transition. No sooner have you unpacked your bags in your East Rock apartment and dived into orientation, then you are repacking for your summer sublettor (with a wish and a prayer that they won't flambe the coffee table), unpacking in a tiny summer sublet, repacking, unpacking for Fall Yr 2, finding a full time job, coasting and peddling in a haze through second year, then finding yourself gazing around your East Rock apartment with the daunting task of moving, storing, moving for graduation, summer, new job in fall. (p.s. I wasn't so lucky on the coffee table--lovely scorches). A month remains until graduation. A prospective student asked me if I was ready to leave, and the answer was yes... almost. It is a lot to digest to think of leaving my friends and New Haven neighborhood behind, moving, taking on a new job, life and routine. As well as I can imagine what to expect for my life ahead (= next fall), it is hard to see more than a gray idea. It is thrilling. It is scary. And now and again, I get a wave of nostalgia when I realize my SOM days are threading to a close. Last things to get in before I leave: 1. Spending time with classmates, and getting to know them better. I am realizing that we will never all be here again, together, like this. 2. Spending more time with close friends. I can still come back for all the great restaurants.