Monday, April 23, 2012

Growing Up

Today is a BIG, no HUGE DAY.  Today, I finish the last of my law school classes.  I can't remember wanting to do anything besides be a lawyer.  I have always just known.  I didn't have to worry about picking a major in undergrad, I didn't fret over looking for a job after college, I just worked towards going to law school.  

And, here I am...closing this chapter.  I told my Mom earlier that I wouldn't actually mind adding a couple of extra pages before I move on.  Yes, I am thrilled to be graduating, but I got to live the dream the last 3 years...I got to pursue higher education, I got to live in an uptown apartment with everything at my fingertips, I got to make some of the best, most amazing friends, I got to explore the city with Zack and realize that I had found a man who could adapt and live in both of my worlds, I got to be close to my family, and etc.  

Sure, at times, law school brought me to my knees.  I have called Zack or Mom crying at least once a semester for the last few years.  I have found my way to bed at 1am or 2am to only be back up at 5am.  I have made it through pack after pack of highlighters, notecards, schoolbags, and even computers.


I wouldn't change it.  I would go back and do it all again.  

For all those people out there that will advise you to stay away from things that are difficult, I, for one, will tell you to give it a shot. all of this...I have found out who I am.    

I am:

A firefighter's daughter
A close friend to my mom
A complete worrier at ALL times
A "type A" personality
A person who overcommits to everything
A godmother to two angels
A fiancee that often fails to truly appreciate how much her other half has sacrificed so she can live the "dream"
AND...a little girl, turned adult that got to chase a dream

Now, I can end the mushy stuff and say I have entitled the next chapter of my life: 

Purgatory = Bar study.     

Stay along for the ride...lord willing...we've got many chapters left in the book.  [However, let's hope the next one is brief].

The smirk in this picture just about sums it all up.


  1. congrats!!! Celebrate a little before all the studying!!

  2. Congratulations!!! HUGE accomplishment! xo Katrina Hutchins

  3. Thanks girl! Brianna, congrats on your graduation as well! Best of luck in grad school.