Monday, August 22, 2005

The Times, They Are A Changing

Or actually, they are staying the same.

Today is my last first day of school ever. I hope. I thought I might have said that already last August, but a quick search reveals I ditched any commentary on it in favor of campaign posts. What a difference a year makes.

Last August I was very angry, very frustrated to be in school when I should've been somewhere else. It took me until September to make that leap, but I'm glad I did. Even as I pack my bag to head to campus this morning, knowing my friends aren't there anymore, and already hip-deep in nonsense issues with financial aid and the records office.

So this is the last first day. Or the first of many last days - last days of class, last days of exams, last days of not having to worry about not having anything concrete planned past February or so.

And, natch, it's back to the regular blogging soon.

4 comments:

Jared said...

Congrats on finally starting to finish.

Jonathan said...

I personally don't know the feeling of the last last first days of school. I do know from my previous last days that it is a bitter sweet moment. Even though the days may be a boring or stressful, I say that you should probably cherish them.

Anonymous said...

retrospect thoughts on the campaign/where you were last year and what you were doing? what woulda changed if kerry had won, now last year's depression is over and you can see clearly?

cd said...

At this time last year, I was still in school. Miserable. Not that I love it now, but I had more principled misery last fall.

If Kerry had won, I'd likely still be here where I am now, since I didn't hit the trail with deluded expectations of a fabulous job in President Kerry's administration.

I believe I saw clearly at the time, and have continued to do so since then.

The real question is where in the world I'll be a year from now. . . .

In short: I'm glad I left school for the campaign - regardless of it's outcome. I would do it again in an instance - except perhaps I'd have left earlier. I've always maintained the only major life decision I've made that I would seriously reconsider is my decision to attend law school. Of course, even changing that might - well, would've likely jeopardized many of the good things I've got now.

I may be more retrospective in October and November. Right now, I'm a prospective kind of girl. Forward, forward, forward . . . .