Summer's coming!
Posted on Friday, July 4, 2008

Finally, July 4 came along. Today Dominik and I handed in our bachelor thesis. Having finished other exams and classes we could focus entirely on writing the project during the last two weeks. Although intense, the last two weeks were a lot of fun as the project rapidly took shape and the feeling of understanding the material grew stronger and stronger. Well, now it's handed in and we have to wait and see if this feeling was right or not. One way or the other this will not stop us from going out and celebrate tonight!

On Sunday my vacation starts for real. I leave for Boston on an early flight and I'm looking forward to getting to the States and seeing my friends. This summer my stay will be relatively short, but nevertheless I am looking forward to three weeks filled with basketball, relaxing, shopping, having a good time and what else comes to mind. Spontanity will be a key word. The first ten days or so I am going to help coach the International Colonials, which I have been looking forward to ever since I knew I would help out. This is the same program that initially got me to the States in the summer of 2001 and I am glad to be able to give back a bit some seven years later.

I return to Denmark on July 28 but only for a quick pit stop as I leave to my dad's on July 30 where I'll stay until August 7. It's been a very long time since I've been in Germany for more than a few days and it has been even longer that I been there during the summer without having to coach. The small town atmosphere, the forest close to my dad perfect for taking a run and the Elbe making up for a nice bike tour. Together, the perfect setting for some time off where I can do sports and read something else than math :-)

Unlike past summers, I've signed up for some summer courses. A friend recommend Ernst & Young University so I signed up for the maximum number of courses: three. The courses are very short with most of them being limited to somewhere between five and eight hours, but that's perfect for me as what I mostly need is an introduction to the different topics so I can widen my horizon. I am especially excited about one of the courses. It's about supply chains which is completely new to me and it's going to be a lot of fun to get a quick introduction and see if it's something that'll catch my interest.

I guess that's about it for my summer. The remainder of August I'll spend enjoying Copenhagen, seeing friends, preparing for the upcoming courses and of course my new job, which I can't wait to get started on!