Day 37

Day 37: Writing the Next Chapter

Mitchell Batchelder 2015, Blog

Five weeks have passed and we’re officially creeping closer to the end of my stay in New York. It’s crazy to think about where my mind was when I was writing my first blog post for orientation compared to where it is now. Initially I was excited, nervous, and curious about what to expect. Now I’m just hoping everything will slow down as I’m trying to get as much as possible out of these last three weeks. It has been a phenomenal summer in which all of my time has been used on getting better in some way, whether that be professionally, through interpersonal relationships, or introspectively. If you’re serious about being your best self and have the slightest interest in sports, I recommend giving this program a hard look. It takes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to constantly think about what you really want out of your career.

“If you’re serious about being your best self and have the slightest interest in sports, I recommend giving this program a hard look.”

However, there was one thing that didn’t change from week one to week five. During move-in, we were given a book called YouthNation: Building Remarkable Brands in a Youth-Driven Culture, and I still hadn’t opened it. By no means were we required to read this book and honestly, it just got lost in the shuffle of my busy schedule. I then got word on Friday night that the author of the book, Matt Britton, would be coming to speak to us on Monday. So, I had two days to get it done, with one of those days being July 4th. Fast forward to Sunday, and alas, the book was still not open. I luckily managed to finish the book before Matt came in to speak to us about it and I’m glad I did. During his speech he reinforced many of the points that he argued in his book. For me it was beneficial to hear the same thing two different ways as it really drove home the points he was trying to make. I won’t give you a summary of what he said because if you’re that curious, you’ll have to pick up a copy of the book yourself!