The Difference that a Year Makes | Seersucker Sass

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The Difference that a Year Makes

Today was the epitome of a Monday.  I'm so thankful that the majority of my client interaction is not face to face, because with some of the things that were said to me, I would have lost my cool.  I came home with a killer migraine, ready to take a nap.  But when I got to my room, it was a disaster.  My brother had absolutely destroyed it to the point that I couldn't set foot on the floor.  I have been thinking its time to move out, and this sealed that for me.  

I started sifting through boxes of things - old birthday cards, receipts for doctor bills, random emi-jay hair ties - and came across a box things I had filed away from applying to law schools.  There were books from law school fairs, school visits, and acceptance letters.  It is absolutely crazy to think about the life that I almost had.

I think about law school a lot, and I know that one day soon, I will be there.  But I'm so thankful that I took time off!  I am happier than I have ever been, which is worlds away from the girl who had to go see a doctor because her nerves were so shot after applying to William & Mary Law that she had shingle like symptoms from stress.

If I had gone on to law school, I never would have found a job and work family that I've fallen in love with, or a boyfriend that I've fallen in love with, or this new lease on life that I've fallen in love with!  If I want to go to yoga after work or grab a drink and half-price sushi with my other young professional friends, I can!  I don't have to work it into my schedule.  And if my boyfriend wants to come in and visit for a few days on a whim, it's okay!  Before I graduated college, some days I wouldn't even have time to eat until five p.m.  What a {positive} difference that a year makes!

I'm terrified of going to law school, but I know that when I get there, I'm going to need all of these amazing, supportive people, to help push me through it!  And I can't wait to see where I'm going to be a year from today!  Remember - it's all in God's plan!

Where do you see yourself in a year?