It’s getting closer and closer to the first event of 2015! We are leaving for San Antonio, which is about a three hour drive from Waco, on Saturday. The tournament will be played Monday and Tuesday on Oak Hills in SA.
I’ve taken 15 hours of classes every semester since I got to Baylor as a Freshman. In addition, I’ve taken two semesters of summer-school. All this school has left me just 6 hours left to graduate for my last semester! This means that I am currently enrolled in just two classes, in addition to the University-required Chapel twice a week. I’m actually only on campus on Mondays and Wednesdays for about 4 hours each of those days. However, the two classes I do have are actually pretty challenging. One of the classes is an upper-level economics class that requires a lot of math and calculations. My professor, Mr. Grinols, has actually been nominated for a Nobel price earlier. Further, I have a strategic management class, that kind of ties together all the fundamental business classes I’ve been through, such as Accounting, Finance, Operations Management, and Calculus into making good business decisions.
The timing of this “easy load” semester could not be at a better time. I have a lot of stuff I’m trying to figure out and plan. The first issue is a new visa for when my student visa expires after graduation. Another is planning a tournament schedule and potential sponsorships. As an amateur I am not allowed to make any commitments yet money-wise, not until I actually turn pro in June. Therefore, a lot of great planning is necessary to provide myself a smooth transition!
Anyways, this semester gives me a little time for myself to take care of all my documentation, and also practice really well! I really like practicing and competing with my teammates, but I also appreciate quality practice time by myself. Those are the practice sessions where I experiment/learn the most because I am totally tuned into the intentions and sensations of my own shots. Team practices are every day of the week in the afternoons, so I usually have some time for my own in the morning – it’s a perfect setup!
That’s it for me. I’ll write some more from San Antonio.