the Word Burglar (adustierstar) wrote,
the Word Burglar

Sea changes

So, it's been absolutely forever since I posted here (like 8 or 10 months?), but life has been pretty whatever. I lost my job a week after my birthday, but also after deciding in September that I was going to take the October LSAT and go to law school. I took the test and applied to 8 schools. So far I've been accepted to 5, rejected from 1, and haven't heard from the last two. And I think I'm going to move to LA.

I had initially planned to do law school in the area - you know, stay more or less where I am, be comfortable, etc. But I applied to one school on each coast just because they were free to apply to, and I've gotten in to each one. And the more I think about it, the less I think I should stay in my "comfort zone" because really, the best I can hope for here is to be a big fish in a little pond. I don't want that - I don't want to be a little fish in the ocean, either, but I'd rather give it a go somewhere that feels more important than Valpo. So I think I'm going to accept Loyola Law School LA's offer of $30k/year (about 2/3rds tuition) and move to LA (I got a full tuition scholarship to Valpo, and I'd have stayed in the house for at least the first semester). Because even though I don't think of myself as a California person, I think I'd like to have another "go someplace you've never been" type adventure. I mean, I have been to LA, just not a) in a long time, b) FOR a long time, or c) for pretty much anything other than Disneyland or family occasions. So I'm nearly as foreign to it as I was to Sheffield or New Orleans.

So that's pretty much what's happening in my life. I'm going to visit the campus at the end of the month, but unless it's catastrophic I think my mind's made up. I'm still in ballet, puttering aroung in pointe shoes for a half-hour every Monday evening, and I'd definitely want to continue with dance, running, and possibly take up yoga in LA. I feel like my life is going to change quite a lot come the end of this summer, but I also think that might be just what I need.
Tags: school, travel
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