As I am slowly emerging from a personal slump that has lasted at least two years now, it still seems like a long march toward a full recovery. Being in grad school and on a leadership committee this year allowed for a cautiously optimistic start to 2014. Getting my career back on track is still a work in progress — finding where I go next, once and for all, should help things greatly.
Let’s look back at the month that was and look ahead to what I can expect in April.
Jay Leno – On March 2, I went to go see Jay Leno perform like he does every Sunday night at the Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. I always enjoyed Leno as the host of the Tonight Show, having attended several tapings of the show on my own during his tenure. This was my first time attending one of his Sunday night stand-up shows.
As Leno has always been widely popular with conservatives despite being nonpartisan himself, it was a bit unsettling for me to be in the same space as a largely right-leaning audience responding positively to jokes that attack left-leaning figures while jeering at jokes about members of their own. Still, for this liberal, I enjoyed Leno’s performance along with the food and drinks the fine comedy club had to offer.
Mineta program – I finished my first graduate school class March 12 and started my second class of the program last Wednesday. My second class deals with security issues for transportation professionals, which shares some similarities with my first class that involved emergency issues for transportation professionals.
While I wait for the official grade to be posted for the first class, it is likely that I received an A for the first of ten classes needed to graduate with a Master of Science in Transportation Management (MSTM) degree at San Jose State University. I am currently studying for the GMAT in order to be formally admitted to the MSTM program while starting out like I am doing now with the certificate program.
CSI: Miami – With some of the free time that I had this month, I began watching the series on Netflix earlier in the month. Even though this police procedural ended its 10-year run in 2012, it is still a worthy show to have started watching after finishing Breaking Bad and House of Cards. I’m currently on the ninth season of the show — yes, already. With this and one more season to go, looks like it’s time — [putting sunglasses on] — to finish what I started…
- Birthday – Only because this is the first Reflections and Expectations post to preview what will happen in April, I will turn 25 on Friday. In recent years, birthdays have been largely uneventful — which I generally prefer anyway. I might go to Yogurtland again like I did in 2012. Couldn’t do that last year as Philly does not have a Yogurtland.
How did March go for you? What are your expectations for the month of April? Share your thoughts below. I would love to hear from you.