Monday, January 14, 2008

This is my Last First Day of School.

It all started about 20 years ago. I stepped out one fateful morning into the gleaming sun on a Monday or maybe it was another day of the week morning. I had my pink polka dot outfit on, my hair in a bow, a lunch box, and a jean bag my mom decorated, where was I going do you ask, well I was stepping into the great journey that would become my education. That's right, it was my very first first day of school in first grade at Key Elementary. I would have 19 more years of this very same behavior, and it has culminated in this final day, today, where I woke up this morning, put on my cream and pink and red sweater, jeans, put my hair in a pony tail, and stepped out into the gleaming sun of what would be my very last first day of school EVER. Things have of course changed since that day so many years, I am now several inches taller, i have gone through puberty, I can drive, and my mom is not picking me up from school this afternoon. You might be asking yourself, why is this important, well not only is it my last first day of my last semester of education, BUT it is the beginning of the end of my law school career, after this last semester, 3 1/2 months, I will no longer be a law student, but rather a lawyer (well sort of).... My how these past 20 years have flown by...

I am now sitting in the library, after my first and only class of today (how i love being a 3L). I have moot court practice tonight at 5:30, where I am to present my two arguments for my two sides, which as I sit writing this at 10:39 am, are not done. So I will be sitting here, until 5:30, with of course breaks in between writing these lovely arguments. I plan on winning the ocmpetition this year, so my dedication is a little higher than it was last year (which was already pretty high). Most of all, I do not want to disappoint my coaches who have a vested interest in me especially after last year. Nor do I want to disappoint my teammates or myself, since I am apparently my worst critic.

This semseter, I am only taking 9 hours (well 12 really but three are just credits retroactively applied from moot court). 3 of those hours is Trust and Wills, a very important class for the bar exam (which by the way I will be taking this summer, eeek), a seminar in Hot Topics in Criminal Law which entails I will be writing a 40 page paper w/ footnotes (yea i have no idea how to do that, but whatev), and then Mediation Clinic (where I will be mediating real disputes - i have been in training all weekend for it, 6 hours on Friday, 9 1/2 on sat, and 7 yesterday, repeat next weekend). All in all not a bad semester, AND i have only ONE final for the first time ever in Trust and Wills (now will be referred to as T/W) and its on April 30th. Whcih means I will have about a week and a half between when I am done and when I graudate, which is May 9th, in case anyone is keeping track. In that time period i will get to celebrate my quarter of a century birthday for the first time without finals looming in 6 years! Heck yes.

Well my faithful friends and those who never cease to read these very engaging posts, I must get to work on this argumet to convince the court to not allow pesticides in waters.

Much love.

Yay: The beginning of the end of my law school career.
Dang: The beginning of hte end of my law school career -- just means in 4 months I have to study for the bar....;

1 comment:

Jen said...

Congrats on your last first day!! :)