Tuesday, March 27, 2012

And speaking of growing up....

I know it's a constant process but sometimes I feel like it happens in waves. There are times when you don't feel yourself getting older until you look back and realize how far you've come. But then there are times, like graduation, where you feel like everything's happening overwhelmingly fast. Or maybe that's just me.

The tricky thing
Is yesterday we were just children
Playing soldiers
Just pretending
Dreaming dreams with happy endings
In backyards, winning battles with our wooden swords
But now we've stepped into a cruel world
Where everybody stands and keeps score

Please excuse my nostalgia/worry/stress. It's just that time of the year. It makes me feel like I should make some kind of list for the next year, to give myself some sort of structure. To make sure that I can do everything I want to do. Because I want to go to law school but there's also a million other things I'd love to do.

I'd like to adopt another cat from the shelter and give it a loving home. I'd like to write a book. Then, maybe not in a year but soon after, publish it. I'd like to start acting again. It was the thing I loved as a child but had to quit when I moved. I'd like to grow as a person and row a kayak and fly a kite. Did I mention I was on the Price is Right? As an audience member, not contestant but it's still pretty cool. I know I have time to do all of those things but sometimes, it's nice to write them all out. Things feel more accomplish-able this way for me.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Catching Up

I know I've been gone for so long but these past few weeks have been jam-packed. There's been all the almost-end-of-the-semester work, plus a road trip to California for Spring Break (!), a trip back home for my brother's birthday, a trip to Austin, seeing the Hunger Games, a trip to Dallas AND a trip to San Antonio! I've been busy, busy. But the thing that's been weighing most heavily on my mind is this coming semester.

As lots of you probably already know, both J and I applied to law school and were accepted at some of the same and some different places. The way it's looking right now, J and I are going to end up in different places next year, about 2 1/2 hours away. I know it's not that much of a distance and people have done a lot more, but it's for three years. I also have the opportunity to go to law school in the same city as him but was offered significantly less money there. So we are looking at a million different plans and trying to figure out what it is we're going to do. Until that's settled, I probably won't be around much. AND I lost my camera! Can you believe?

Here's hoping all of you are doing well :)