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