In spite of all that is going on, I have been able to cross off a few essential items off my pre-MBA checklist. I purchased my laptop for school. I decided to go with the MacBook Air. For those that are considering a Mac, Apple is offering a $100 gift card to those that purchase one now. Although this wasn’t on my checklist of things to do, I decided to buy and iPad Mini with the gift card I got from Clear Admit for winning the Best of Blogging. Thanks Clear Admit!
In the past month we have been able to get our house under contract too! As long as things go as planned, we should close just a couple days before we are able to move into our place in LA. Which brings me to my next checklist item, finding a place to live. We were lucky enough to get into graduate student family housing in LA. I am very glad, because we needed a 3-bedroom, and anything near campus that wasn’t university owned was about twice the price. Also, the elementary school my oldest son will be going to has great ratings, so that is a huge plus.
There are several other things on my list that I am currently working. Unfortunately, a lot is getting pushed back because we have been busy packing and cleaning up our house. I am currently reading a couple great books. Quiet, by Susan Cain, and The Start-up of You, by LinkedIn co-founder, Reid Hoffman. I have also been working on learning some coding. I started taking the HarvardX CS50x: Intro to Computer Science. I have also been playing around quite a bit on Code Academy. If anyone has any other good learning sources, please share. Although things have been busy this past month, we will be heading down to LA almost a month and a half before I start classes. So, that should give me plenty of time to finish things up, and be ready to hit the ground running!