Today was my last day of classes. Ever.
I've been a bit melancholy all day. (Okay, except for the lunch that involved wine and catching up and chatting and laughing with a good friend... :)
But I've been thinking about my school/academic career. From the first day of kindergarten when I wet my pants (true story- can you imagine the trauma? For me and my poor worried mom...) to today, the last moments of Children and the Law with one of the most demanding professors I've ever encountered.
Skipping onto the school bus, reading late into the night, practicing my violin, reciting presentations for my mom, writing countless papers, dreading my french oral exam, anticipating field trips...the great school system I began in, the award ceremonies that let me know I was doing a good job, the trips to Wal-Mart where I could pick out a "treat" for good grades (I almost always chose books)... I think of all of the things that made me who I am, who I have always been: The Good Student.
And now, with tears in my eyes, gratefulness and memories in my heart, it is time to close this chapter. It is time to finish these finals, get that J.D., and keep moving forward. To be a lawyer, a wife, a mom...
It is time.