Heading Back To The Strip

It’s been over three years since Johnny Law and I packed up our covered wagon (my parents suburban, may she rest in peace) and headed west. What we were in pursuit of, I still don’t really know. I would say “the meaning of life”, but if this is it then I want my money back. At the time all we were looking for was a law degree and somewhere new to call home for a while. We certainly got more than we bargained for. Sure, Johnny Law’s happy to be speeding away from law school, anxious to leave the studying and pressure in his rear-view mirror, and quite frankly, so am I. But I have to say, we’ve had a lot of things happen while we’ve been hanging out trying to figure our lives out, and we’ve met some great people along the way.

The first friends Tom made in Eugene

Since moving here we’ve got a marriage, a law degree, and about a thousand other great experiences under our belts. Time has flown by. I’m very thankful for the amazing people I’ve been able to work with, who I now count as good friends, and the many friends who I will dearly miss seeing on a regular basis. I can’t speak for Johnny Law, but I’ll go out on a limb and say he’ll miss playing in the Legal Ballers Association and solving the worlds problems at Tuesday Afternoon Drinking Club most of all.

My first tie dye sighting

I’ve learned that things often turn out the opposite of what you’ve planned, but they happen for a reason..often a good one.

I’ve discovered it is possible for a Coug to survive in Duckville..but I can’t tell you how happy I’ll be to not have to see green and yellow EVERYWHERE.

After three years, I am finally able to go for a run or ride my bike in the rain and not complain the whole time…and I have a feeling that since we’re moving somewhere where it doesn’t rain nearly as much, I might actually miss it.

What we'll be getting now during wintertime instead of rain

I love alcoholic cider and the fact it can be poured from a tap at Max’s, and I appreciate really good beer.

And most of all I’ve learned that sometimes you just have to roll the dice and do what you think is right, and it will all work out in the end.

That’s pretty much what we’re doing. Even though Spokane isn’t Johnny Law’s home, its where we first met, and the smallest town he’s ever going to get me to agree to settle down in, so our move feels like a homecoming of sorts. We’re really looking forward to spending some more time with the family and friends we didn’t get to see as much of over the past three years.

..and unfortunately you’re all stuck with us now.

So, what’s next. Well, I’ve taken a job up in Spokane, so Johnny Law will just have to do the same. If not, I’m sure he can fill his days hanging out with my family (if that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is..especially since many of them are retired and now have a lot of extra time on their hands).

Bar Exam Update- Johnny Law’s still got a couple weeks to wait for results– so I’m hopeful the move will serve as a nice distraction.

I’m also blogging for “real” about social media and marketing over at The Social Media Notepad. If you’re interested in that blog, or if you just have time to kill, join the Facebook page and please, please let me know what you think and what you want to see.

In the meantime- Go hard or go home. And thanks for reading!



3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Allison on October 5, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    love it.
    the title of the blog is great. so creative you marketer you!
    happy trails to you and ol’ Johnny!


  2. Posted by Devirie on October 6, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I love your blog Dawn, you are one hell of a writer and I love getting updates with what you and Tom are up to!!! We dont talk nearly as much as we use to so keep it up! I love reading what you have to write.


  3. Posted by Steph on October 6, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    I am so happy for you both. 🙂 You will love being close to the fam and what’s familiar. Of course with my ‘rents still in CDA, I will be out and about to see you both. Tyson’s brother and sister-in-law live in Spokane too!

    I love what you had to say about rolling the rice and just letting you life roll….moving to CA could have been one of the worst decisions ever, but instead has turned into yet another AMAZING experience along the road of interesting journeys.

    I wish you both the very best. See you soon!


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