New Routine

My spring transformation is complete, and I’m settling in to my new routine. So many great things happened in just several weeks – getting engaged, being accepted to Haas, vacation in Italy, and changing jobs – and now the realities of those developments are a part of my daily life.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s all fantastic stuff and I’m more excited than ever for everything that lies ahead, but starting a new job and preparing for the MBA program have definitely resulted in lifestyle adjustments. My days of enjoying a 10min commute and free time after work are officially over and I’m back in a normal grind that at the moment includes quantitative coursework and soon will involve business school classes. I hope to keep up the blog, though posts will probably be less frequent until I adjust to everything.

Here’s my setup on our dining room table. I’ve been working through probability and linear regression analysis problems. I used to think these types of math existed only to make me suffer, but it’s interesting to see how they can be applied to real-life business situations. Next Monday night I start my second quantitative class, which I’ll do concurrently with the one I’ve been working on at my own pace that I’m about halfway through right now. These are both prerequisites for the program: If I don’t pass, I don’t get to enroll. That would be an embarrassing situation, so I’m working hard and currently have a 96% in my Math for Management online course through UC Berkeley Extension. Taking both classes at the same time will be challenging but good preparation for August, when the real program starts and I’ll head to Cal for classes two nights a week from 6-9pm. It’s a lot of work, typically done at the end of a long day, but I’m excited to learn more.

OK, back to the fun stuff: Yesterday we went on a 5mi hike on Angel Island with Kareem and Meghna. The weather was perfect: One of those perfectly clear and warm days we don’t get enough of in San Francisco. Here are some views from the peak of Mt. Livermore, elevation about 800ft in the middle of the Bay.

This is looking northwest at Tiburon, Sausalito, Mill Valley, and Mt. Tam.

That’s all I’ve got, for now. Time to get some sleep – one of my favorite things to do these days!


  1. New normal…

  2. It may be time for a new calculator

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