Saturday, May 14, 2011

Everything Happens For A Reason

I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. Today, while sitting in the airport waiting for our flight to the Bahamas, I was reaffirmed in my belief.

As we were boarding I told my mom we were all hurrying to sit. Turns out I was more right than I knew. There was something wrong with our plane. We have now been assigned a new aircraft and are waiting for the okay to board. While waiting two people run up to a group waiting to board. They were all elated to see each other and started hugging and shouting. Apparently the two new people were not going to make their flight due to an emergency.  Because of the delay they made it. Something small happened to our plane, something that slightly inconvenienced us, and because of it these two people got the chance to make their flight and be with their families.

Love it!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Next Step

I stumbled upon this yesterday and I thought it was appropriate for the changes that are happening in my life:

Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there, to serve some sort of purpose, teach you a lesson, or to help you figure out who you are or who you want to become. You never know who these people may be (possibly your roommate, neighbour, co-worker, longest friend, lover, or even a complete stranger) but when you lock eyes with them, you know at that very moment that they will affect your life in some profound way.

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom.
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon.
They stay in our lives for awhile, leave footprints in our hearts,
and We are never, ever the same.

And sometimes things happen to you that may seem horrible, painful, and unfair at first, but in reflection you find that without overcoming those obstacles you would have never realised your potential, strength, willpower, or heart. Everything happens for a reason, nothing happens by chance or by means of luck. Illness, injury, love, lost moments of true greatness, and sheer stupidity all occur to test the limits of your soul. Without these small tests, whatever they may be, life would be like a smoothly paved, straight flat road to nowhere. It would be safe and comfortable, but dull and utterly pointless. The people you meet who affect your life, and the success and downfalls you experience help to create who you become.

Even the bad experiences can be learned from. In fact, they are probably the most poignant and important ones.

If someone hurts you, betrays you, or breaks your heart, forgive them, for they have helped you learn about trust and the importance of being cautious when you open your heart. If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally, not only because they love you, but because in a way, they are teaching you to love and how to open your heart and eyes to things.

Make every day count!! Appreciate every moment and take from those moments everything that you possibly can for you may never be able to experience it again. Talk to people that you have never talked to before, and actually listen. Let yourself fall in love, break free, and set your sights high. Hold your head up because you have every right to. Tell yourself you are a great individual and believe in yourself, for if you don't believe in yourself; it will be hard for others to believe in you.

You can make of your life anything you wish. Create your own life then go out and live it with absolutely no regrets.

The people that I have met in law school have changed my life.  I know I sound like a broken record but they are simply amazing people who mean everything to me.  I am going to take everything I have learned from them with me and make myself into a better person.  They have helped me become the person I want to be.  Even the people that have hurt me in the past two years, the people who have said terrible, untrue things, or simply given up and walked away have changed my life.

So many profound, sad, and wonderful things have happened to me since I first stepped into Sydney Lewis Hall.  And so many profound, sad, and wonderful things await me in the next phase of my life.  I am terrified, elated, and saddened by this next step!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Goodbyes Are The Hardest Part

The worst part about opening a new chapter in life is closing the old one. I am so happy to be done with law school and so proud of everyone that I have been able to hide from my upset at saying goodbye. My friends, who have become my family and one of the best parts of me, are scattering. For the first time it is becoming real that in August we won't all be coming back to the same place. We won't see each other all the time. They will not be within walking distance whenever I want to be near them.

What I am realizing, though, is that goodbyes are not for keeps. The people that I have met here, that I have fallen in love with here, they will stay with me forever. They don't know it yet, but they can't get rid of me. When they are 90, sitting in their rocking chairs shaking their canes at the annoying children running in the street, they are still going to have to put up with me. So get ready everyone. Just because you are moving away, and on to the next chapter, you never get to close this one completely. Deal with it. ;)

Monday, May 9, 2011


Hello blogging world.

I know it has been a while since I last posted but what with finishing up classes, papers, parents, graduation, packing, and good byes I just haven't had the time or inclination to sit down and write a post.

And truth be told, I still don't really have the inclination right now to write anything.  I just wanted to get on here to say a huge congratulations to everyone who graduated on Saturday.

We. Did. It. GO US! :)

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Thank you to the military who made this possible. You are amazing people who do something I never could. This is for you & your loved ones. God bless the USA!