Friday, May 13, 2011

It's So, So Good

The last week has been a whirlwind of awesome.  Unfortunately, awesome comes with very little sleep.  My last final was last Thursday.  In a stroke of bad luck, my last scheduled final was a 4 credit behemoth for which I had 98 pages of notes to memorize and absolutely 0 desire to do so.  So it probably did not go as well as it should have and my fingers are ever so slightly crossed that the curve will save me and I will not soon get a disinvite to graduation.  That would be very uncool. 

I finished the exam about 10 minutes before time was called because there's no sense in prolonging lost causes.  I took a minute, closed my eyes, and hit submit.  That was it.  The end of my law school career (hopefully).  Then I collected my things, walked out of the room and across the building to the law school chapel.  It was empty and dark with just a bit of light filtering through the stained glass windows.  I took a seat and just let it sink in for a bit.  I said my thank you's for this experience, for my safe delivery to this moment, and for all that will come as a result.  I love moments like that, when you have come to the end of something big and you actually know it when it happens.  I think it's important to live inside those moments and just wallow in it for a while, get all up in that moment and put whipped cream and a cherry on top.  Who knows when another one will come? 

I purposefully waited until that final was over to mail my graduation announcements because I did not want to jinx it.  I left school, went directly to the post office, and deposited all the stamped and sealed little missives into the box.  After that, I went to Trader Joe's and stocked up on supplies to load the fridge, bought some fresh flowers and then headed home to scrub my apartment from top to bottom because my best friend from high school would be arriving on a flight from California in 5 hours.  The day after that, my other best friend from high school would be arriving from New Orleans.  The day after that, a new friend would be arriving from D.C.  The weather was gorgeous and we had a fantastic weekend, which I will provide a complete report of some time in the near future. 

I worked my last few days at the firm Tuesday - Thursday, which led me to today.  Today.  A glorious day.  A day during which I am doing absolutely nothing.  I slept in, drank two cups of coffee, watched old episodes of Gilmore Girls, took a long shower, and then, I put my PJs back on

When Joe comes home, I am going to go do a little shopping, maybe see a movie, and perhaps, for his sake, the novelty of screaming I HAVE NOTHING I HAVE TO DO into his ear will eventually wear off.


Kelsey said...

So excited for you!!! What a great feeling, congrats!!!