Balancing Life and B-School

"Put your pens down and hand your papers in" These were the last words of the first semester as I closed the paper on my finance final exam. I am not sure how much of our finance paper was actually taught in the class, but I didn't care about that anymore because I was done, officially one-quarter through my MBA. Twenty-four hours later I would be sitting on a plane bound for an all-important date in Australia with a beach, some sunscreen, and a towel. With my first semester behind me, I was able to relax in the Indian Ocean and reflect on my time at Berkeley, what I had learned, and why toilets flush counter-clockwise Down Under.

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