I have been away. Not away from home, but away as in mind wandering.
After the applications were sent and scores mailed something started happening. I started getting e-mails from other law schools asking me to consider applying and waiving the $75 application fee. There are two ways to look at getting e-mails like this:
- The school is rubbish and your scores will make it look better
- The school is excellent and rejecting you will give it a higher selectivity ranking
A lot of the schools were rubbish and I deleted them. A handful of the schools were way too good for me, I know I didn’t have the scores to get into them. Yet there were a few that were perfect. My scores were in their range and they looked excellent.
Now I know what you are thinking, why hadn’t you considered these schools before?Location location location. They are all on the east coast. The east coast?! This must sound ridiculous coming from a girl that moved from LA to London but I have never been to the east coast. Not once. I know that I would one day like to see the east coast and perhaps move there, but I never really considered it for right now. But, where you go to law school is pretty much where you are going to get a job. Sure you can move elsewhere, but it becomes much more difficult to find work when you move out of the region where you were educated. And I want to work in government. Yep, you can all start hating me now, but I do. And for that it really needs to be DC if not the surrounding area.
All this time in the UK my thoughts have been: home, home, home. But that isn’t it. I don’t want to go home. I want to go back to the States. I am not ready to settle down, if that is what we are calling it these days. I want a new place, a new adventure for Rob and I. I want to go someplace neither of us have lived and make it our own. I want to be out on my own and moving an hour away from where I grew up just isn’t going to cut it.
I don’t know where I want to live for the rest of my life, but I haven’t satisfied my wanderlust just yet.
So I applied. 12 schools in all.
And now these is nothing but more waiting.
PS. I got a job.