28th Birthday & Graduation thoughts

So my birthday week is officially over.  I don’t usually celebrate my birthday for a whole week but because my birthday fell on a holiday, I saw family and a few friends on my actual birthday and had a big birthday brunch a week later. In between both days, were a ton of other friends’ birthdays (aka lots of going out).

I was dreading my birthday for some reason. Probably because a lot of my favorite people weren’t in the city for the big day.  That being said, my 28th birthday was pretty amazing.  I’m seriously lucky to have the friends and family that I do and especially to have an amazing group of people in my life here in NYC. Not everyone has that.

 

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting lately. Probably because I’ve had too much time to think but also #ReunionTour2017 commenced a few weeks ago (really it got kicked off months ago).  What do I mean by #ReunionTour2017? Well, I’ve reaching out to a lot of old friends and catching up with people. Also, it means seeing two exes in the same week (whose idea was this!?).

As one of my friends put it, I’m doing exactly this….

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I think the only way to really the shut the door on the past is to reflect for one last time, learn from it, move on and do better.  The timing isn’t necessarily birthday related but more graduation related. I completely have “graduation googles” on (aka when you hate school so much but at the very end, you get nostalgic over everything).   My nostalgia has only gotten worse with all the graduation related stuff I’ve been doing like picking up my cap and gown, signing up for the bar, taking graduation pics, etc.

Also, life is short.  If you’re thinking about a person, why not reach out? If you have something important to say, say it.  I’m sorta glad I reached out to old friends in the past few weeks because there have been a few deaths in the past week (no one I’m super close with but one was my age and we were close in middle school).  Sometimes, as sad as it is – you need a reminder to live life to the fullest.

Regardless, law school has been absolutely insane and I’m ready to put it behind me. I’m just absolutely ready for the next step and oddly enough, I’m excited for bar prep – that’s how over law school I am.  Let’s get going to the next step, I’m so ready. 

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life motto these days

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