Yesterday visiting the school even for a short time had a few effects on me.
First, I noticed that our mail folders have been switched over. My mailbox is now in the “Law 2” section, which makes it all the more real to me that school starts in a little over a month and I will no longer be a tortured 1L. (Just an overworked 2L, yay!)
Second, I grumbled a bit but was overall happy with the price of my books for next year. It certainly wasn’t as bad as fall semester last year, but it isn’t exactly a hundred bucks either. Luckily, I’m not alone in the funding-for-books-department so it shouldn’t sting nearly as much.
Third, it made me feel very impatient. I’ve talked about it before, but I’ll say it again. Law school is one big waiting game with frenzied periods of learning in between. Right now I am waiting to hear whether I made the arbritration team and whether I will be a staffer for Drake Law Review or the Journal of Agricultural Law. When I am busy with work and life, it’s not really something that comes up in daily thought. But being at the school drew out that impatience. I’m a planner. I want to know what to expect out of my second year. I don’t want something to be thrown on me last minute if I already have other things planned out.
I need to learn not to stress or worry over things which I have no control because the world is full of those kinds of things. So for now, I wait.