Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oh! The places you'll go!


I couldn't help thinking of this Dr. Seuss book recently when I have thought back on high school and my four years of college. I had NO clue what I was in for when we loaded up good old Baxter (my first car, who tragically died after an accident involving running into a gas station... literally, inside. I digress) and headed west on I-20. I remember being absolutely devastated to be going away to college. I think I cried most of the drive (um, it was 9 hours that day and 4 the next... weirdo!). Going to college was hard. Not knowing anybody Knowing only 2 boys going to my college was hard. Not having a roommate for the first several days was hard. But, I did end up with the best friends, which all started the first night we were there and I awkwardly sat on one of my bff's floors after asking if I could hang. I said nothing. Awkward.com/Ruthie. I never realized how shy I was/ had become until going away to college, and I still struggle with it. All that being said, my friends and I always laugh about that awkward night because 4 of us stayed best friends through all of college.

Anyway, I can't believe those 4 years flew by so quickly. I felt happiness and sadness, stress, anxiety, excitement and about every emotion in between, but I am so glad that I went where I did and that I am in the place I am in my life right now. I have a great job, a loving family, awesome friends in Atlanta, Dallas and several other cities, and... I am going to law school in the Fall!

I made the decision last week to go to Georgia State next year, and I am glad that the waiting game is over. I was an easy decision, and I even made it before hearing from SMU (which was one of my top choices). With this will come life changes just like the ones that occurred when I started undergraduate: making new friends (however, all of my Atlanta friends will be here and my parents will be here, so that is not as big of an issue this go around), getting into study mode, stress and anxiety, early mornings and late nights, etc. I am excited to go though, and I feel like I am ready to go back to school.

July and August are going to be crazy because my life will completely change. I am moving into an apartment by myself (but, I will only be about 5 minutes from the rents which I am so happy about), I will be leaving my job and starting a new school all within a month. I know once school starts I will miss the days of working 9-5 and not really having to take my work home with me (which will probably never happen again!)

The gist of this post is that I could never have guessed where I would be at this point in my life in high school or college, but I can't think of a better place to be in. I am excited about the coming months, and I am sure in 4 years from now I will have the same feeling all over again.

I hope y'all are having a wonderful Thursday, it's almost the weekend! And it will be a warm and sunny weekend here in Atlanta, woohoo!

ERK

4 comments:

Sam {fitnessfoodandfaith.blogspot.com} said...

i LOVED that book growing up! so fun :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

awww, congratulations!! this post made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside (too much, haha?). i've now added you to my "Blogs I LOVE!" sidebar!

Raulston said...

Just what our legal system needs-an honest individual with integrity and a conscience. Congratulations! You certainly deserve it. I took that terrible test myself. You know the one with logical reasoning, Reading Comprehension, and Logical Games? It was only after a trip abroad that I decided on the "white-coat" route. It seems as though you would be a great litigator and negotiator. My only advice is to mull over Law School Confidential (the updated version). Best of luck.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

me again...thank you so much for sending me the africa video, ruthie! watching it is on my to-do list for after my midterm on wednesday!