Summer Winding Down…or the Calm Before the Storm
ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/4/10–Summer is nearly over and soon I’ll be back down the rabbit hole. I have mixed emotions over this realization. Law school and I have a mysterious love-hate relationship because even though for the most part I really enjoy my studies, it is by far the most demanding and life-draining experience I have ever known. No matter how much love you have for your future profession, at some point you just want to get done with school and recover some semblance of control over your life again.
My internship ends next Friday and the other interns are leaving this week; it’s kind of sad. I’ve spent the last 11 weeks with these folks and we’ve gotten to be good friends. Both Will and Angela will be done in time to take the February bar and my stomach knots up just thinking about that. I’ll be nervous for them, but they will do great. I’m sure our paths will cross again, but it’ll never be like it was this summer…we had joy, we had fun, we had seasons in the sun. Sort of. Anyway, Angela and Will, I’ll miss you both and wish you well your last semester/quarter of law school.
Meanwhile, there are a couple of social events on the calendar the rest of this week. Today we interns are getting taken out to lunch. We’re excited about actually taking lunch since we often worked right through on most days. Then, this evening the Law Department is hosting a gathering after work which promises to be fun. I brought my camera and plan to take lots of pictures just to remember all the cool people I met this summer. Tomorrow, we’re attending a reception at a local environmental law firm with one of the Assistant City Attorneys which will give us more exposure to the legal community.
In all, I’ve grown to like the comforting automated voice in the elevator that welcomes me daily into City Hall, “Going up!” It reminds me that, yes, I am going up and with each day I’m just a bit closer to the prize.