The Great Countdown

I intellectually knew, but didn't realize that, when I scheduled a wedding for April 21 I would be setting off a massive chain reaction of life changing events, scheduled roughly one week apart.

Those events?
  • Saturday, April 21: Get married.
  • Saturday, April 28: Finish law school.
  • Saturday, May 5: Move to Austin, TX.
  • Saturday, May 12: Graduate from law school. (Followed by an early Sunday morning departure for Le Honeymoon).
  • Saturday, May 19: Return from honeymoon, pack up car and cat and husband and drive from Albuquerque to Austin.
  • Monday, May 21: Begin BarBri, studying for the bar exam.

Yeah, that's some major life change. New Marriage. New Career. New(ish) Town.

I feel like my motto should be:

If you're going to have a nervous breakdown, you might as well make it worth your while.

Actually, the next two months will be very happy, but also bittersweet. I'm looking forward to the adventure of traveling to the other side.



Suzanne said...

I feel ya.

I did all of those things (graduated law school, got married, took the bar exam) at once myself, although our move was a local move... but I also got pregnant and the only bathroom in the house we moved in had to be taken out because the floor was rotten - so there, we're even. ;o)

I'm tempted to say it has been a crazy, chaotic time -- but honestly, when is life not? And I wouldn't want it any other way. Generally the best things that I have done in my own life were initially the most traumatic - times when I felt like I was about to lose my mind at any moment. That was certainly true for me during my graduation, wedding, bar exam period, at least.

What I have learned from my own experience is that, having a lot going on can mean a lot of great changes, even when it feels like it's all way too much to handle. Which, from what I can gather from your list, is something you may also be feeling at least once or twice in the following few months.

I wish you the best of luck and I'll be thinking about you and cheering you on from the sidelines.

From the little I know about you from your blog, it sounds like you are making a lot of big changes - but good choices. I hope that you will be able to navigate everything with as little stress as possible, but even if it is stressful and things don't happen the way they should, or plans change, I know you'll be just fine too.

We'll live, and live to tell about it - if not, you can have my yarn.

Suzanne said...

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Lawfrog said...

Count me in as one who feels your pain. I too took the bar exam, got married, and moved all at once. I took the bar before finishing law school though so I was done (and had passed) when I graduated.

It's rough, but it can be done. Hang in there!!