Tag: Brittany Linman

Six Month Post-Grad Has Identity Crisis (Let’s not be dramatic)

Brittany Linman

Spiderweb“We’ll keep the conversation open, but before you do anything, think about why. Why do you want to get an MBA? What do you want to be when you grow up?”

This is the response my boss gave me when I told him that I saw myself moving out of state and going back to school part time. His questions reeled in my mind for days as I thought carefully about how to answer. They started to irritate me. He doesn’t think I know what I want. I know what I’m about, son! Surely, being a graduate of the leadership minor means that I have all the right answers, but in reality, my first attempt at coming up with a list of reasons why I wanted an MBA revealed how easy it is to slip back into old habits. Continue reading “Six Month Post-Grad Has Identity Crisis (Let’s not be dramatic)”

Are you willing?

Brittany Linman

As of this moment, I am not able to climb Mt. Everest and I am not ready to forgive my grandfather for abandoning his family. The only thing those two statements have in common is how writing them makes me feel like I’m shutting myself down. The past few weeks, I’ve really gained an appreciation for the word “willing.” Embracing this word opens up a new realm of possibilities. I may not be physically able to climb Mt. Everest, but you better be certain I am willing.

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