“Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” ― Isabelle Eberhardt
I think I’m addicted to traveling, or just being around people, or maybe it’s just the addiction to always being busy. Just in these past 3 months I’ve been blessed to travel to Florida twice, Vegas, and the Bahamas (Bucket List updated here). I’m also venturing out to Costa Rica for a week at the foot of Arenal Volcanoe and between bright blue sheets of ocean after I graduate in May with friends and my husband. This trip has literately been years in the making. The world is such a beautiful place, and even the people I meet along the way always bring new perspective and thrills. Law school has made me quite cynical. I don’t like the idea that old age and whatever else life throws at me may require me to slow down. My life in general has been a huge whirlwind of events, places and people since high school. I very much like it that way. I’ve always worked, went to school, participated in extracurriculars and made time to make new friends and nurture old friendships. I sometimes think living a life at 1,000 miles per minute will lead to workaholicism or possible burnout. Sure, I run myself into the ground every now and then, but I always think back fondly on memories–good and bad, of course. Regardless, they are all that is ever left after anything is said and done. I want to be able to look back at my life and say that I gave everything 100% of myself.
I can only hope that when I embark on my legal career I will know how to put work down and walk away. If my “working self” is anything like my “law school self,” we might be in trouble. There’s a sense of perfection that I seem strive for in my work even though I am fully aware that no such thing exist. But I don’t ever want to be so wrapped up in anything that I lose myself. It tooks years for me to be comfortable being who I am. I finally grew into myself in college. I sought out the things that made my heart happy and stuck to them.