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May Fifteenth 110515

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

In just over a month I will have been a management consultant for four years.  It’s kind of a shock, and yet anticlimatic.  I will have spent as many years out of college as I spent in college.  I will have made it through four years in an industry I never expected to be in.  Time will tell how I will look back upon these years, I hope I remember a period of growth and happiness.

Unlike last year, I am no longer embarressed to say I’m a management consultant – it’s taken me quite a while to get used to the idea, and be ok with the opportunity cost.

A few weeks ago, for the first time, I packed a week’s worth of clothes in a wheeled cabin bag.  It was kind of hilarious.  Unlike George Clooney’s smooth-wheeling consultant  in “Up In The Air”, I was a bundle of left feet and uncoordinated wheels.  I tripped over the bag a couple of times, I bumped into other people, I managed to have it fall off a handcart.  Best of all, I managed to forget my bag at the security checkpoint and only remembered just before I boarded the plane.  When I hurried back to get it, the guards were looking suspiciously at the unlabelled bag sitting abandoned on the X-ray machine.

Four years on the job, guess I’m a late-bloomer in this respect.