New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions are powerful things. As of January 1, they make the gym fill to capacity, (leaving me with only a broken spin bike in a dusty corner), the organic vegetable section of the grocery store gets noticeably more crowded than Taco Bell, and I suddenly begin to notice a surge in Rosetta Stone ads (I really do need to learn Spanish one of these days).
In fact, Â as I work on this blog, Iâ€™m watching a news report about apps that will help you achieve your resolution.Â Iâ€™m a big fan of Nike+.
Even if you donâ€™t keep every (or any) resolutions (itâ€™s amazing how many free treadmills there are by MLK Day), Â I kind of like starting the year with goals-a clean slate before itâ€™s time to hunker down and read applications. So what is my resolution this year? This is it.
See, I was supposed to start blogging last September, when I first arrived at Babson as the new Director of Admission. It seemed like a great idea-share what it’s like to be at a new college-much like many of you will be experiencing very soon. I actually had a few blogs ready to go in my head. But somehow 3 months flew by (having a new puppyÂ atÂ home didnâ€™t help) and no amount of â€ś gentle remindersâ€ť from my staff (Iâ€™m looking at you, Tommaso!) helped me sit down and get all of my firsts at Babson into a blog.
But itâ€™s a new year and Iâ€™m going to do it..but I need your help to help me stay on track. Over the next admissions cycle I want to talk about the aspects of admissions that concern you as you start to think about things like: What happens when you actually click submit on your application? Who reads my essays? Do I really sign all of the admit letters? (I do!). Why Babson? What is entrepreneurship, anyway? Are the winters in Boston really that bad? (they really arenâ€™t, but Iâ€™m from Maine, so grain of salt). I may even continue to mention the puppy from time to time (I canâ€™t help it).
What do you want to hear more about?
Happy New Year!