I graduated this past Saturday and it was bliss. I had graduation day played out in my mind for the longest time, so it was almost surreal when the time actually came, but it was so wonderful. The entire weekend was really perfect and I felt so surrounded by love. My family came into town -- parents, sisters, grandma -- and so did Boyfriend and his parents. All I wanted was to celebrate with the people I love most and it happened, so I was a happy girl.
I've been trying to compose my thoughts on the day, but there were just so many feelings that it almost transcends words. For me, law school was such a journey. I think it is for everyone, but it is amazing just how much of an impact these past three years have made on me. When I think back over what I've accomplished, it seems incredible...
I moved, by myself, to a different state to go on this journey for myself. I made new friends. I kept in touch with old friends. I freaked out over my 1L brief. I clerked for a judge. I worked for a Senator. I spent a semester at Legal Aid. I went to NYC to argue my immigration brief. I fell in love. I was one-half of a long distance relationship. I took required classes. I took classes that interested me. I learned to like Louisville. I was an Editor on a journal. I, hilariously, took a hip-hop class. I spent so many late nights in the lawbrary. I slept in the journal office. I learned how to communicate. I learned the law. And then, I graduated in my fanciest dress robes.
What else can be said?
I'm closing this chapter in my life and moving on to the next -- literally, moving. my bags are all packed to head back to Ohio. It was lovely, Kentucky.
P.S. 75 days until the bar. dammit.
P.P.S. Maybe I will post more pictures? They're all on my parents' camera; this Facebook photo is all I have for now.
P.P.P.S. Yes, I am fully aware that octagon hat thing is awful. Don't even hate. I did not pick that thing out.