Day 15: The New & Improved Sunday

Anika Singh 2018

I hate Sundays.

When I was younger, Sundays signaled the end of fun, the end of the weekend. To me, the anticipation of the dreaded Monday is worse than actually having to get up and face the first day of the school week. As I grew older and as homework became a thing, (Let’s go back to the good old days please!), Sunday became the day where I couldn’t procrastinate any longer. I could no longer push off the work that was due first thing on Monday morning. In college, Sunday became laundry day. It became clean the apartment day. As much as it has changed, Sunday has always been a no fun day …

… until now.

“With each passing day, I am learning so much and am reminded how lucky I am to be a part of this amazing program that is opening door after door for me.”

This particular Sunday, I woke up energized. I woke up ready to get my life in order for the week to come. At breakfast with some of my classmates, I joked around by saying it was a GTL (gym, tan, laundry) type of day. But instead of tanning, I was getting my nails done. I even went to the grocery store. I fulfilled part of my “adulting” quota for the week, but it was fun. Later in the day, I ended up at Central Park with Delaney, John, and Christian playing wiffle ball. In case you’re wondering, Delaney really struggled to hit the ball. I expected more from someone who got 2nd place in the Softball Little League World Series way back when. (Delaney, please forgive me for exposing you). I was enjoying spending time with my MSBA family.

I wasn’t anticipating how much I would dislike going to work on Monday. In fact, I was looking forward to it. The prospect of working the next day was putting me in a good mood. So much so that I even agreed to go to the gym with my roommate at 5:30 the next morning  (I’m still not sure why I agreed to that one.) I was even excited to have received an email from my internship on Sunday night with a project attached that needed to be completed first thing Monday morning. I am enjoying my internship thus far, and I can only see it getting better. Every day, I am given new projects to work on and more responsibility. I like the work and can see myself pursuing a future in brand consulting and management in the future.

As I tidied up my belongings and got my life in order for the start of the week, I thought about all of the amazing opportunities I would have in the coming days. We would have four Office Field Trips, I was meeting with two of my Mentors, and we would get a rare day off from programming on Tuesday night. There was no way that this could be a bad week. The newfound clarity on what I was interested in pursuing made me more excited to meet people working in similar spaces throughout the industry. With each passing day, I am learning so much and am reminded how lucky I am to be a part of this amazing program that is opening door after door for me. I am also reminded of how fast time is moving. I have been interning at Excel Sports Management for three weeks and have been attending MSBA programming for two weeks now.  I often find myself wondering where all of those days went, but I use that as motivation to make the most of every day and of every opportunity.

While I can’t promise that I am going to be a fan of Sundays when I am back at Temple and classes start up again in the fall, right now I don’t hate Sundays. In fact, I am loving my MSBA Sundays.