★ It's been a long, long time

Where has the time gone?

I've been away for a while, I know. The truth is that the last several months have been difficult. I was engaged in a relentless job search that was starting to eat away at me. I was tired. I was sick of everything I was doing and ready for a change. And most of all, my writing had ground to a halt.

But fortunately, this story has a happy ending, and a seed I planted more than half a year ago has finally born fruit. After submitting my application in October 2010 and spending four months on the waiting list, I've been accepted to the S.C. Johnson School of Management at Cornell University. This August, I'll matriculate to Ithaca, New York, where I'll begin the two-year process of earning my MBA. I feel honored to have the opportunity to join the program at such a young age, and although I've got a lot of work ahead of me over the next two years, I'm eager to get started.

I worked very hard to position myself for this. I took the GMAT twice, applied once beforein 2009, earned strong grades at college and performed substantial work in DC. Now I get the enjoy the payoff.

Over the next couple months, I'll have some time to reflect as I prepare to matriculate, and one of the things I'll be considering is what to do with this blog. I'll update once I've figured that out, but suffice to say, I'm getting to the point in my life where I'm thinking a lot more about what I'm putting out for public consumption. Shocking as it may seem, I've learned some measure of restraint.

I'll be updating in the future as I prepare to depart DC. Stay tuned for more.