a lot has happened lately; a lot that has changed, or rather refined, my perspective of the world and of what a life can actually mean. i will thankfully be finished with law school by tomorrow at 4:00. i know that i must somehow create an additional eight or ten pages for the paper that i am currently writing, but whatever it is, it will exist within the next sixteen hours.
we are nearly moved into our new condo, and we absolutely love it. after a number of nights on the couch (so many that i am actually embarrassed to disclose that number), we finally have a bed! i think i had my best night of sleep ever last night. it reminded me of when becca and i lived in l.a. without a bed and then, after so long, we finally each got one – it is pretty incredible!!! haha
aside from the being done with law school thing, a number of other events have inspired my new approach to life. one of my very close friends from california, clare, lost her mother recently. clare was a friend of becca’s in college, but someone who i felt very close to instantly. she is an incredible woman, smart and funny and kind, and it breaks my heart that she lost her mother; her mother who was so young and had so much life to live. my friend jim wrote to me that “when a door closes, another one truly opens,” and i hope that that premonition materializes for clare. i believe that it will.
in other life news, i have recently “reconnected” with some dear friends from my childhood. it’s not as if i lost total touch over time, but a few key events have really reminded me of how important that they are, and how lucky i am to have such
“troopers” to stand by me through the years! one of them is sarah. she has an incredible husband and a model-worthy son, and i think that she may be the absolute kindest person this world is privileged to know. i also was fortunate enough to see anna last week, one of the smartest and most thoughtful women i have ever known. her family is responsible for many of my fondest memories (even though i sucked as a spy…anna, you know!). i have also recently been in touch with amy, sarah’s older sister. she also has a wonderful husband, and is pregnant with her first child! i have no doubt that she will be one of the most amazing mothers ever. lucky kids!
most incredible, perhaps, is the fact that i received an email today from a very dear friend from the past. i do believe that my friendship with him was one of a life-changing magnitude. i am so sorry that we have missed out on the last six years of one anothers’ lives, but i know him and he knows me, and i know i will have a rewarding friendship with him from this day forward. some people may think it’s weird to love someone whom you’ve ever only seen a couple of times. but i love him, and he is a wonderful old soul. his son has an incredible role model.
maybe i am a bit too sentimental right now (i don’t think so!), but i have had a few days of intense school-related stuff and it’s all finally culminating in an end. an end in many ways, but also a beginning. i believe that this beginning will be the most fortunate one ever – with these amazing reconnections, combined with the completion of something that i really didn’t think i would ever complete. oh yeah, and that i get to work with my dad. that’s pretty awesome.
anyway, back to finishing the rest of the paper. hopefully it will be completed tonight at some point. whatever it is, i’m sure that it is passing, good night all, and see you on the other side!