I am going to preface this by saying that I am not given to rants often. That being said, something happened yesterday that really ticked me off. I really don’t talk about this very much, but up until December 2011, I was studying to be an Occupational Therapist. But because of several factors, I couldn’t cut it and was kicked out. I am coming to a self realization that even though I was good at some skills that Occupational Therapists do, I could never be a great OT. Even before leaving the school, I was seriously talking of only being an OT for a bit while I was raising money to get an MBA. Some of this realization was already there, but some of it came to me after spending a week of reading Good to Great by Jim Collins. I have been using the concepts in the book to look back and do some self reflection.
Anyway, after being kicked out of school, I managed to get into the School of Management before the failing grades were posted. When the director of the school found out what was going on, we got to sit down and have a chat. It was rather straight forward. I would be allowed to stay in the school if I raised my grade back to 3.0 as soon as feasible. At that time I had a 2.547. Doing the math, I would have to take 9 of the 3 hour classes in the curriculum (3 semesters) and I could only make one B. Everything else had to be A’s. I did it. I got my grade to a 3.0 again. But when I called the Graduate School to release its hold on my account, so I could apply for graduation, the dean of the school got haughty with me. “I see you just got a 3.0.” She implied the “barely” in the sentence. That really ticked me off like nothing else. I worked my butt off to get 8 A’s in a field that is brand new to me and she downplays my achievement. She doesn’t know me and here she goes giving me trouble about that all I have is a 3.0. If you just look at my GPA related to my MBA only, I have a 3.89, and I think that is pretty damn good.
In other news, I now have a new computer, work on the comic is chugging along again.