« on: October 26, 2010, 04:10:20 AM »
I thought that it would be nice to check in as a 3L. Not knowing what else to say, I thought I would share two observations:
1) As utterly ridiculous as my neuroticism was (and I am embarrassed by it, in retrospect), it may have been warranted. How ironic: every last anxiety-ridden bit of it has become something of conventional wisdom. T6 still not a good idea at sticker? Check. Studying for daylight? Check. Not counting on any BigLaw position? Ditto.
2) Ideally, life is long and full of surprises. As cliche as it sounds, I hope that the last two years have made all of us more open-minded about what qualifies as our future. When I was a few years younger, I was always stressed because I tried to will certain predetermined outcomes. I would map out my future and then panic if anything went awry. These days, I just focus on living. Eating. Enjoying whatever it is I do. Miss one job, I hope I find another. Not this girl, I hit on another. "One doctor, one ecstasy, one illness, one woman, one man / May hide another. Pause to let the first one pass . . . It can be important / To have waited at least a moment to see what was already there."
Because wally should always be quoted for posterity.