DURHAM, N.C.-- In just a few short days I'll be graduating from Duke University. Now that is truly something that's hard to believe. I finished up my last college finals ever last week then came home to celebrate at the Kentucky Derby as I have for the past four years. I brought Tricia Liston with me this year and we had a Derby experience that will probably never be beat. We somehow managed to find our way to some grandstand seats near the finish line, and on top of that my pick "Always Dreaming" came across the finish line first - A true derby miracle.
I'll be heading back to Duke soon for graduation this Sunday, but plan to spend my two month summer break back in Kentucky this year. It's been a while since I've had some quality time at home so I've decided to use this summer to really catch up with friends and family and just focus on basketball.
My offseason freedom is soon coming to an end especially if I have the opportunity to play professional basketball next year, so I want to take advantage of this time.
While I'm home I plan to relax, spend days out on the lake, hang out with my sisters and cute pups, and of course enjoy my mom's home cooked meals. This of course is on top of working out with a trainer I have set up, and finishing up some MBA math required prep work before graduate school starts in July. I might even do a little job shadowing in medical sales at the hospital... we'll see.
Relaxing for me is hard. I always like to stay busy and occupied, but I'm going to try hard to just take it easy this summer. Next year is a big year and I want to be fully refreshed and ready to take advantage of everything Duke has to offer for my last season.
My time at Duke has been a whirlwind experience and it really has flown by just like everyone always says. I don't think I could have had a better college experience and I'm truly thankful for the life-long friendships and memories I've made during my time here. Luckily, I still have one last victory lap at Duke as I'll be returning for my fifth year to play basketball and complete the Fuqua School of Business' Masters in Management program. I'm so happy to be coming back because I'm just not ready to be done with Duke completely. I still have many more goals to accomplish and memories to be made.
Until next time,