Goodbye Summer, Hello Law School

August 24, 2009

Well, the inevitable has come. Summer 2009 is over. College life is over. Law school life begins. Pretty crazy. Lots of short sentences in a row. Anyway, I think it has finally clicked in my head that this law school thing is finally happening. For the past year it has seemed like a long distance away, but now I’m ready. I don’t know what law school is going to bring, but I’m psychologically prepared for whatever is thrown at me. However, I do have some concerns going into this. First, after a wedding that I went to a couple weeks back (which was awesome, I might add), I asked a girl who just finished her first year what law school was like. She said, “Can we talk about something else that actually makes me happy?” This, of course, concerned me, and still does. Why is it that every law student is miserable during their first year. I get it, it’s like learning a new language (or so says everyone I talk to), but why would you be miserable doing something that you signed up for? Law school is optional. Not everyone has to do it. I’m not saying that I won’t be miserable, but seriously, why would they try to make law school terrible? For me, I put it in perspective: the end to the means is what is important, but I should enjoy the ride there. I will try. Come on, I’m going to be in New York City. There’s got to be something exciting there (or so I hear). One thing that positive, bright and happy young lady told me about law school is to be prepared for zero social life. If this is true, I really hope my friends are around for my winter and summer breaks. I think I’ve said this in a past blog, but if I don’t talk to you for a couple of weeks, I swear I’m not doing this purposely (unless I don’t like you, but I’m sure there will be other hints). It’s also quite a strange feeling that for the first time in my life, my peers are not all going to be in school. I’m a little jealous of my friends who are working and get nights and weekends off because I experienced it in my last semester of college. It’s just a very strange feeling that I may be restricted by my school work but a lot of my friends are not. One positive in this is that I will have an excuse to get invited to meals and not cook anything. Other than that, while my friends sleep until the afternoon on the weekend while I wake up early to get school work done, they can suck it.

What else is there to say… Oh, happy one year anniversary to this weblog. I didn’t think it would last this long, nor did I think people would continue to read it. Not to reminisce about the past year too much, but I think writing a blog for my senior year of college was a great idea. It really captured a lot of great moments in my life (wait, doesn’t Facebook photos do this?)–a time where I had too much freedom and many great times. I think it will be interesting to see where this blog goes over the next year as I enter a different chapter in my life where I will not have Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays (and occasionally Monday and Wednesday) to sit at a bar or sit around with friends and get incredibly intoxicated (seriously, I’d take Saturdays over the next year). Also, it will be interesting to see how my professional life and social life advances or digresses. When it comes to professional life, I hope to get a cool internship that will be meaningful for my future goals. When it comes to my social life, I hope to maintain the close friendships I have and make new bonds in law school. Actually, I plan on dropping all my friends for New York young intellectuals who drive hybrid cars, use Macs, and like the smell of their own farts (I kid, I kid).

So what else can I say except that I don’t know what the future holds but I’m excited. Accordingly, when I moved into my New York City apartment, I thought I would feel nervous about the future. But I didn’t. I still don’t. I think it’s a little weird, but I believe that your past prepares you for the future unknown. I think after all my experiences (many of which in different countries), I have no problems meeting people and making friends. However, I still haven’t decided what kind of law school student I’m going to be. This ranges from the Tucker Max law student to the no fun law student. I think I’m somewhere in between, but we will see what the next year holds. Until then, continue to read my blog (or don’t it’s not that big of a deal… at least do it when you’re bored at work) and keep it real.